Children & Young Adults
EMERGENCY & TRANSITIONAL HOUSING
If things are really tense or scary at home, and staying with friends or relatives is not an option, sometimes it is safer to stay at an emergency or “runaway” shelter. These shelters provide housing for youth for a limited amount of time. Some shelters also provide transitional housing, for more lengthy stays.
HEALTHCARE & COUNSELING SITES
Healthcare resources, free clinics and low-cost care for youth and young adults.
Sites and resources available for teens and young adults seeking employment.
Education resources for disadvantaged and foster youth.
CLC has put together four brochures for Minnesota metro area foster care children who are in the process of transitioning out of foster care. These brochures contain a comprehensive listing of healthcare and employment resources available to youth and young adults. Read More.
CLC has also developed helpful information for people of all ages to understand their rights and legal options in different situations. Click here to download the brochure you are interested in:
- youth guide to EXPUNGEMENT - how expungement of criminal records can help people overcome some of the obstacles that come from having a criminal record
- can I be EMANCIPATED? - what Minnesota law says about emancipation, and options available to young people interested in emancipation
- right to VOTE – learn all the basics about voter registration, rights, and the voting process
- right to WORK - basic employment rights all young people should know
- requesting and consenting to MEDICAL PROCEDURES - understand the types of medical care youth can request and consent to on their own
- rights of PREGNANT TEENS / rights of TEENAGE PARENTS - options for pregnant teens, and information about the rights of teen mothers and fathers
- INCOME TAX rights and responsibilities - understand your responsibilities for paying taxes, filing a tax return, and how to get started
- CREDIT CARDS rights and responsibilities / CONSUMER CREDIT / and IDENTITY THEFT - important about credit and credit cards, and how to protect yourself from identity theft
CLC has created this great fact sheet based on “What to Do if You’re Stopped by the Police” by the ACLU. Many thanks to the ACLU for the amazing work they do, and for their permission to share this information. Click HERE to Download. FactSheet – Talking with Police
For ADDITIONAL RESOURCES please click here.