Minnesota Human Services Commissioner plans visit to Life House

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Minnesota Human Services Commissioner plans visit to Life House

February 20, 2014 Updated Feb 20, 2014 at 3:37 PM CDT

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

The MDHS grant was provided for Life House to expand its services for homeless youth, which include 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.

Life House has offered emergency services to homeless youth in the Northland since 1991.

Commissioner Jesson will pay the center a visit on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

Written for the web by Jeremy Brickley

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