Minn. Human Services Commissioner visits Life House

By KBJR News 1

February 20, 2014 Updated Feb 25, 2014 at 7:55 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Following a grant of $254,000 to Life House from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, commissioner Lucinda Jesson made a stop at the Duluth drop-in center.

The MDHS grant was provided for Life House to expand its services for homeless youth, which includes a drop-in center where youth can access basic needs like food and shelter, crisis intervention, job training and placement, tutoring and mental health counseling as well as transitional housing.

The funding is part of a $4.2 million investment made by Gov. Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature last session to develop additional capacity to serve homeless youth statewide.

Written for the web by Jeremy Brickley