YouthWay Ministries Cultivates Hope
YouthWay Ministries started in 1996 as a small drop-in youth center in a trailer park in Blaine that was riddled with problems: substance abuse, teen pregnancies, and school drop outs. Police calls were frequent. But over time the area began to change. A community began to emerge from this little oasis of hope.
Today the YouthWay Center offers a wide variety of programs for youths and families. These include homework help, mentoring, a girls' club, a camp work training program, crisis help, and a bike repair program.
In addition, our Manna Market program recovers nutritious food from local grocery stores and provides it to people who are in need. We collaborate with area churches, and have helped start Manna Markets in seven locations in the Twin Cities. Collectively they distribute over 4 million pounds of food a year. During the coming year we have plans to develop a Mobile Manna Market to take this food to areas that do not have access to food programs.