Community invited to share the journey with at-risk youthBenefit for LSS Carlton Youth Shelter on Nov. 9
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) encourages neighbors in Carlton County to come together and help make a difference in the lives of at-risk youth by attending a fundraising event to support LSS Carlton Youth Shelter programs on Friday, Nov. 9.
The shelter provides a safe environment and a hopeful future to youth facing challenging situations like neglect, violence, difficult family relationships and homelessness. While staying at the shelter, youth work with experienced staff to learn and develop resiliency skills that support them on their journey to a healthy adulthood.
“Most often, youth who are having a difficult time just need an opportunity to be given the resources that can help them get back on their feet,” said Carrie Ayers, director of Carlton Youth Shelter. “Our programs can do more than just provide resources. We offer a wide range of services that offers stability to overwhelmed families, a safe and comfortable environment for children that are currently displaced from their families, and assistance in reunifying families that may not have the skills to do so on their own.”
Beginning with registration at 7 a.m., the morning will include breakfast and an hour-long program starting at 7:30 a.m. Youth and families who have been, or who are currently supported by Carlton Youth Shelter programs, will share their personal stories of finding success with help from Lutheran Social Service.
“Community events like this one help to garner the awareness and resources that make it possible for Lutheran Social Service to continue to provide important services to youth and families in need,” Ayers said.
Event registration is free. The benefit is hosted by Our Savior's Lutheran Church located on 615 12th Street in Cloquet, Minnesota.