REPORT - The Bridge for Youth

REPORT - The Bridge for Youth


Report to the Community two thousand and nine












The Bridge for Youth offers a comprehensive set of services to help youth move

through crisis, reunify with their families or live independently, and continue to

build their own strength and stability. Grounded in our deep clinical experience and

driven by our belief in the hidden strengths of youth and families, we help youth

and families create real, lasting solutions to the challenges they face each year.

In the United States, a child is kicked out of their home every 26 seconds. According to Heading Home

Hennepin, at least 1,800 youth run away in Hennepin County each year. Wilder Research’s single-night

count of 1,268 homeless youth age 12-21 represents a 46 percent increase over their 2006 survey.

Most homeless youth cite family conflict as a major reason for their homelessness.


Emergency Services Program This year, more than 850 different

youth ages 10-17 will need a safe place to stay for a few hours or a few days because they’ve run

away or have been kicked out and have nowhere to go. 24 hours a day, every day of the year, the

Emergency Shelter at The Bridge not only gives youth in crisis a warm bed, but it also offers a full set

of supportive services, from assistance in planning their next steps, to opportunities to build their

communication SHELTER and conflict-resolution skills, to help reconnecting with their family.

Family Counseling and Reunification In 2009, over 600 families

— many with children staying in our Emergency Shelter — relied on the free, professional family

counseling at The Bridge to help them navigate through crisis, build stronger connections, and

develop healthier communication — so they can get back together and stay together.



Transitional Living Program For young people (ages 16-20) who can’t

reunify with their families, The Bridge’s Transitional Living Program gives them a safe, stable home for

up to 18 months while they work with staff on finishing school, finding employment and housing,

and developing the independent living skills they need to survive — and thrive — on their own.



Independent Living Programs For homeless youth and young people

leaving state care, securing and maintaining an apartment of their own can be almost impossible.

The Bridge’s Independent 365 and 24-Seven programs give youth the support and assistance they

need to get — and keep — an apartment of their own, including tenant education, job skills training,

community-building opportunities, financial education, and a year of rent assistance.



Ongoing Support & Aftercare The Bridge knows that working through

the issues that brought them to our door can be a long process for many young people — and

we also know that sometimes youth need ongoing support to stay out of crisis and maintain

stability. That’s why every young person who comes to The Bridge for Youth has the opportunity to

participate STRENGTH

in weekly groups and youth development activities while they are at The Bridge and for

as long & STABILITY

as they need them after they leave.

Dear Friend of The Bridge:

“As you read this annual report, I hope you will be

inspired to think of how you might become even more

involved with The Bridge. We have not been able to meet

the numerous challenges of the past two years without

some sacrifices, but the one thing we won’t sacrifice is

our dedication to the youth and families we serve.

It is with great pleasure that I present to you The Bridge for Youth’s 2009 Annual Report.

—Kathy Schaaf, Acting Executive Director



As this report goes to press, The Bridge for Youth is proud to mark 40 years of service to the community. 40

years ago we could not have predicted how great the need for our services would be, or that the funding

environment to help us provide those services would be so difficult.

The deepening of the recession in 2009 created difficulties both for families on the edge and for many nonprofit

organizations, and The Bridge was not an exception. We met the challenge head-on, reducing our budget

by $165,000 while maintaining our unique and essential services for runaway and homeless youth and families

in crisis. At the same time, as we enter our 40th year, the need for The Bridge’s shelter, counseling, housing and

crisis services continues to grow.

I am happy to report both a balanced 2009 budget and another year of committed service and exceptional

results. Seventy-five percent (75%) of the runaway youth who came to us last year were reunited with their

families, and 95% of homeless youth in our supportive housing programs graduated to stable housing. The

credit for our results goes to the more than 150 dedicated and hardworking volunteers, interns, Board members

and staff of The Bridge who gave generously of their time, talents and energy in 2009 – and to the thousands of

community members, foundations, businesses and service partners who make our work possible every day.

As you read this annual report, I hope you will be inspired to think of how you might become even more

involved with The Bridge. We have not been able to meet the numerous challenges of the past two years

without some sacrifices, but the one thing we won’t sacrifice is our dedication to the youth and families we

serve. It is because of you and your support that we are able to provide them not only with a bed, a meal, and a

crisis counselor, but also with care, compassion and most importantly, hope.

On behalf of the youth and families we serve, thank you for your support of our work.


Kathy Schaaf

Acting Executive Director


—1970 - 2010—












Because youth and families in crisis are just as likely to need immediate help at

2 a.m. as they do at 2 p.m., a staff of trained Bridge for Youth counselors are available

by phone and in person, at any hour of the day or night, sheltering over 600 youth

and providing over 4,500 youth and families each year with access to resources and

the help they need to move forward.

IN 2009...

17 beds available for young people ages 10-17

609 youth found a safe and supportive environment in our

emergency shelter, one or more times

366 youth received one-day walk in services


4,568 crisis calls answered on our 24-hour hotline

2,884 free counseling sessions provided to youth and families

75% of youth were reunited with family and 12% exited to a

non-family, safe alternative


Shelter & Counseling









Lucas P., Youth & Family Counselor

Why is the work

you do important?

“Every day I work with youth and families

who have so many things going against

them but still manage to have the

courage and resilience needed to break

through these barriers. The Bridge offers

the support that youth and their families

need for reunification. We constantly

have families telling us how they wished

they would have found The Bridge earlier.”

Reunites Families

Over the last 40 years, over 36,000 runaway youth and their

families have found hope and support through The Bridge’s

Emergency Services Program. Whether they have been thrown

out of their home or have run away because of family conflict, or

whether they are brought to The Bridge by a neighbor, a police

officer, a teacher or a friend, the youth and families who show

up at the door of The Bridge have not only lost touch with each

other but have lost touch with the strengths in themselves.

No matter what the hour, the Bridge provides the support

they need to begin rebuilding their lives. By giving runaway

and abandoned youth a safe place to go, and giving families

a respite and counseling to help them reconnect and build on

their strengths, together we change the lives of hundreds of

youth and families each year.

Since our beginning in 1970, tens of thousands of youth have

moved from crisis to growth by reconnecting with their family

or finding a safe alternative, and the lives of generations of

loved ones, neighbors, and community members have been

changed forever.

Over the last 40 years, over 36,000

runaway youth and their families have

found hope and support through The

Bridge’s Emergency Services Program.













The Bridge for Youth’s Transitional Living , Independent 365 and 24-Seven programs

provide not just housing, but also the support, training and development of skills

that homeless youth need to change the direction of their lives toward stability and


IN 2009...

Capacity of up to 14 dorm-style beds offered at The Bridge

for Youth

29 on-site youth residents stayed an average of 5.5 months in our

Transitional CRISIS Living Program

95% of exiting Transitional Living Program participants moved

into stable housing

With staff support, 16 youth maintained subsidized off-site

apartments through the Independent 365 Program, with 100%

re-signing their own lease or exiting to other stable housing.










Caroline E.,

Transitional Living

Program Supervisor

Transitional Housing

Bridge services have always helped hundreds of runaways find

their way home each year. But, 15 years ago, The Bridge looked

at the growing epidemic of youth homelessness, and realized

that we needed to do more. The Bridge’s transitional living and

independent living programs were born from this realization.

These programs offer not just a place for homeless youth to

live while they get on their feet, but a wide array of intensive

supports to help them build skills for life – from cooking and

doing their laundry to applying for health insurance.

For many youth who move into The Bridge’s on-site dorm or a

community apartment, their first and most challenging task is

simply to stabilize – to get used to sleeping in the same place

What is unique about the way The Bridge works?

Fosters Independence

every night, having enough to eat, and being able to depend

on the adults in their life. Once they’ve made that important

first step, youth residents get busy working with staff and

counselors to achieve their goals and dreams such as getting a

job, or going back to school, or becoming a better parent.

The vast majority of these 16 to 20-year-olds use the support

of The Bridge to turn their lives around, showing amazing

resilience in the process.

We are deeply proud of having been a part

of their transition from homelessness to

stability and success.

“We meet everyone where they are at and believe that only they can author their own stories. We give options and possibilities,

and then empower them to decide what’s best for their lives. We believe that everyone has the tools to determine their own

life — sometimes they just need permission from a total stranger to use them!”






















The Youth Empowerment in Action Program at The Bridge for Youth provides every

young person who comes through the door the opportunity to participate in

weekly groups and activities that provide an on-going source of support even after

they leave The Bridge.

IN 2009...

Youth Empowerment staff provided 466 hours of community

education on runaway and homeless youth issues, reaching

5,931 attendees

155 CRISIS youth participated in the four unique, ongoing weekly support


groups at The Bridge

Youth Empowerment Counselors hosted 3 different youth


4 youth peer counselors (former clients, trained in basic

counseling) facilitated weekly groups for youth in the

emergency shelter



What does aftercare do for youth?

“In the Youth Empowerment Program, youth





know that they can always find support from staff

and peers, voice their opinions without being

judged, have fun, learn and experience new things,

discuss possibilities for their life, and be a part of





a welcoming and empowering community that

focuses on strengths and positivity. We try to

help our youth to realize their potential and to

focus on their goals.”





Laura P.,

Youth Empowerment Counselor





Bridge youth work hard to change crises in their lives into

opportunities for change and growth. And like all of us, some

days it seems harder than others to keep moving forward

and maintain the positive changes in our lives. That’s why

The Bridge offers free, aftercare support groups to any Bridge

youth who needs them – for just a little boost, or for longer-

term help staying focused on their goals.

Aftercare at The Bridge helps youth at all stages of their

journey. Youth who find the teenage years especially difficult

find a sense of community, connection, stability and belonging

in one of The Bridge’s four weekly support groups. They also

find adults they can trust and connect to and they have the

opportunity to grow as leaders and support younger youth

through peer counseling opportunities, community service

and annual retreats.

This carefully woven safety net of support

enables both current and former Bridge

youth to get extra help when they need

it, and to make sustainable and lasting

changes in their lives.

Ongoing Support Leads to Strength & Stability


City of Golden Valley

City of Minneapolis

Edina Human Relations Commission

Hennepin County Public

Defender Office

Minnesota Department of Health/

Health Facility Complaints

State of Minnesota

Foundations &

Business Partners



Advance Consulting LLC

Advanced Practice Management

Alice and Fred Wall

Family Foundation

Allen Family Charitable Fund of

The Minneapolis Foundation

Allianz Life Insurance Company


American Express Company

American Inn

Ameriprise Financial, Inc.

Andersen Corporation

Ankeny Foundation

Archimea Interior

Design Services, Inc.

Architectural Alliance

Arrow Companies LLC

Athwin Foundation

Barbary Fig

Mediterranean Restaurant


Bath and Body Works

The Beverly Foundation

Best Buy


Bieber Family Foundation

Borman & Schulkers, P.L.L.P.

Bremer Bank

Brit’s Pub

Bryant Lake Bowl


Charitable Foundation

Carlson Companies

Carlson Marketing

Central Bank

Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis

Charity, Inc.

Charlson Foundation

Christos Greek Restaurant

Cirque du Soleil

CoBank/Farm Credit Leasing

Commercial Furniture Services

CorePower Yoga

Corporate Art Force

Culligan Water Conditioning

Curtis L. Carlson Family Foundation

Dale Studios

Delta Dental of Minnesota

Deluxe Corporation Foundation

Eaglemaster Incorporated

Edge of The Woods Antiques

Thank you to our 2009 Donors!

This listing reflects our records of gifts received by The Bridge for Youth from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009.

We do our best to list all donors and supporters accurately and apologize if we have not done so.

To report any errors or omissions, please contact us at 612-230-6657.

Edina Realty Foundation

The Elizabeth C. Quinlan Foundation

Evans Larson Communications, Inc.

Faribault Foods

Finnish Bistro

The Firm


Fred and Liz Weiner Fund

Fred C. and Katherine B.

Andersen Foundation

G & K Services Foundation

The Gage Family Foundation

General Mills Foundation

General Mills International ITQ


The Gordon and Margaret

Bailey Foundation

Graco Inc.

Grand Café

Greater Twin Cities United Way

H.E. and Helen R. Warren Foundation

The Head Foundation

Hoeft Family Fund of

The Minneapolis Foundation

Hornig Companies

Horty Elving & Associates, Inc

Institute of Production

and Recording

Itasca Consulting Group, Inc.

IWJ Charitable Foundation

Jack and Bessie

Fiterman Foundation

Jaye F. and Betty F. Dyer Foundation

Jerstad Family Foundation


Joe’s Garage

John and Bonnie Crouch Fund

of The Minneapolis Foundation

Joseph H. and Florence A.

Roblee Foundation

Judith McGrann and Friends

Jungle Theatre

Kopp Family Foundation

Kowalski’s Uptown Market

KTMJ Vending, LLP

Laird Norton Family Fund

Lieberman-Okinow Foundation

Lifetime Fitness

Love 4 One Another

LUSH at Nicollet Mall Macy’s

Luther I. Replogle Foundation

Lyn-Lake Barbershop

Magers and Quinn Booksellers

Malt-O-Meal Company

Marathon Petroleum Company LLC

Margaret H. and James E.

Kelley Foundation, Inc.

Margaret Rivers Fund

Mark and Charlie’s Gay Lesbian

Fund for Moral Values

Mark and Muriel Wexler Foundation

Mary T. Inc.

The McKnight Foundation

Medica Foundation

Mile High United Way

Minnesota Swarm

Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Wild

Minnesota Zoo

Mint Properties

MTS Systems Corporation

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

The New French Bakery

Nicollet Island Inn

Nye’s Polonaise Room

Old Navy Store 6126

Open Your Heart to the

Hungry and Homeless

Otto Bremer Foundation

Outsource Insurance Services, Ltd

Page Productions

Palomino Restaurant,

Rotisseria & Bar

Patrick and Aimee Butler

Family Foundation

Paul and Patricia Curran Foundation

Pentair Foundation

Perfect Little Spa and Salon

Perkins + Will

Pohlad Family Foundation

Prospect Creek Foundation

Public Strategies Group, Inc. Fund

of The Saint Paul Foundation

Pump Foundation

Punch Pizza

Quota International of Minneapolis

RBC Foundation – USA

Rehael Fund-Roger Hale NorHall

of The Minneapolis Foundation

Rocco Altobelli

Rock Bottom Brewery

Ronald Fingerhut Family Foundation

Ross and Bridget Levin

Charitable Gift Fund of

The Minneapolis Foundation

Sauer Children’s Renew Foundation

Saunders Family Foundation

Sexton Foundation

Shakopee Mdewakanton

Dakota Community

Sheldon V. & Carroll C.

Brooks Foundation Inc.

Soran Family Foundation Fund


St. Louis Park

Community Foundation

St. Paul Saints Baseball Club

Stages Theatre

Target Center

Target Corporation

Target Foundation


Ted and Dr. Roberta

Mann Foundation

Tennant Foundation

The Prudential Foundation

Matching Gifts Program

Thompson’s Fireside Pizza

Thomson Reuters

North American Legal

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

Thrivent Financial for

Lutherans Foundation

Tix for Tots

TJX Foundation, Inc.

Tommy Carver’s


TravelNet Solutions


Turner Family Foundation

U.S. Bancorp Foundation

United Health Group Corporate

United Way of Greater Milwaukee

United Way of

Southeastern Pennsylvania

Urban Outfitters

W Hotel

Watershed Partners, Inc.

Wayzata Community Church

WCA Foundation

Whitney Foundation

William D. and Joyce E. Sexton

Family Foundation

Wilmot Wheeler Foundation

Womack Family Foundation

World Childhood Foundation

Xcel Energy Foundation

Community &

Employee Groups

Ameriprise Financial Employee

Giving Campaign

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1

America’s Charities

Atonement Lutheran Church

Basilica of St. Mary

BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota

Box City Vigil

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Campfire U.S.A. Teen Club -

Hayden Heights

Century College

The Church of Jesus Christ

of Latter-day Saints

The Church of St. Richard

Community Shares of Minnesota

Cross Point Church

Central Lutheran Church Women

Earle Brown Elementary School

Excelsior United Methodist Church

Fallout Arts Initiative

For The Love of Peyton

Gethsemane Lutheran Church

Give MN

GMAC ResCap Community Relations

Hands On Twin Cities

Heading Home Minnesota

Hennepin Avenue

United Methodist Church

Hennepin County Library

Honeywell Hometown Solutions

Humanists of Minnesota

Lake Country School

Lutheran Church of Peace

Minnesota State

Community & Technical College

Mary Queen of Peace

Metropolitan Council

Minnesota Atheists

Morgan Stanley

Neighborhood Involvement


North High School

Ordway Center for the

Performing Arts

Pajama Program

Pax Christi Catholic Community

Plymouth Congregational Church

Richard Green Central Park School

Shepherd of the Valley

Lutheran Church

St. Anthony Park United

Church of Christ

St. John’s Lutheran Church

St. John’s Missionary Circle

St. Louis Park Family

Services Collaborative

St. Mary of the Lake Church

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church

St. Stephen Evangelical

Lutheran Church

Steeple People Surplus Store

Student Council of

Saint Paul Public Schools

Temple Israel

United Health Group

University of St. Thomas

Virgin Unite USA, Inc.

Walker Art Center

Wells Fargo

Community Support Campaign

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Woodbury Peaceful Grove

United Methodist Church

Bridge Builders

Anonymous (3)

Paul Bauer and Patricia Cretilli

Harley and Verna Bergren

Lance Breiland and Amy Hasbargen

Ron and Joan Cornwell

Dave and Jane Eastling

Annett Grant

Norm Hall and Veronica Chasney

Jon and Janet Heidinger

Sally Hwang

Art and Rosemary Janousek

Randy Johnson

Rickey and Linda Johnson

Raymond and Michelle Joncas

Ed and Nancy Levin

Jane Livingston

James Lockhart

John and Sallie March

Ed Murphy and Nan Upin

Bernard Nelson

Patti and Daniel O’Leary

Lenora Olson

Robert and Mickey Pajor

Mary Pepin and Greg Bakeberg

Roger Peters and Lorna Reichl

Don and Karen Powers

Kathy Schaaf and Eric Fournier

William Sias

Warren and Mary Staley

Jeff Stoner

Harry and Ginny Sweatt

Nicole and Pete Thomas

Adele Della Torre and Spencer Kubo

David Upin and Marissa Rosenblum

Jeff and Jodi Upin

Nan Upin

Paul and Betsy Von Kuster

Philip Willkie


Karen Ackerman

Tricia Adkins

John Albers

Mary Alden

Michael Alexin and Michael Shaw

Brad and Roberta Allen

Al and Sylvia Altendorf

Daniel Altmann

Adriana Alvarado

Bernice Amacher

Richard and Sarah Amos

Chris Anderson

Janet and Dean Anderson

Joel and Kris Anderson

Michaelle Anderson

Ray and Carolyn Anderson

William Anderson

Barb and Russ Andrews

Laura Andrews

David Anfinson

Anthony Angelis and Carol Liebeler

Anonymous (10)

Sally and Peter Anson

Josh Arbit

Tom Arneson

James and Mary Arnold

Tera Arnold

John Arrell

Lynelle and David Aukes

Glenn Bachler

Virginia and Michael Backman

Teresa Bailey

Teresa Bain

Sandra and Barry Baines

Sara Baker

Melissa Baklund

Stacye Ballard

Jack Barber and Mitch Flattum

Art Barlow and Jeremie Holmes

Laura Barnes

Raymond and Mary Barnes

Jeff and Julie Basche

Daniel Baseman

Thomas and Mary Baskerville

Alain Baudry

Eric Baudry

Jean and Allen Beach

Carol and William Beadie

Glenyce Bean

Nikki Beasley

Lisa Beaudry

Lisa Becchetti

Brice Beckman

Karyl Beeman

Marian and Jean Behrend

Gloria and Earnest Bell

Susan Beltz and Douglas Clement

Judi and Jeremy Belzer

Mr. Waldyn J. Benbenek, Jr.

Lynnette Bengtson

Duane Berdahl and

Mary Collins-Berdahl

Karen and Jerry Bergseth

John Betancourt

Jim Biederman

Lee Biersdorf

Amy and Paul Biewen

Christopher and Carolyn Bingham

Mike Bisping and Ty Tonander

David Bjork and Jeff Bengtson

Judy Bjorke

Bonnie Black

John and Marilyn Black

Allen Blaich

Lori Blaido

Jeanette Blankenship

Robert and Suzanne Blewett

Joanne Bliss

Lisa Blocher

Grayson and Charity Blomberg

Laura and Jon Bloomberg

Kia and Jon Blumenthal

Nancy Boas

Mary Bochnak

Shari and David Boehnen

Bazilla Bohn

Brad Bolin

Jean Bolin

Mary and Marshall Bolkcom

Rolf and Chris Bolstad

Michael and Meredith Boo

Michelle Borchardt

Sharon and Carl Borine

Bradley Bourne

Robert and Janice Bowman

Kristopher Boyer

James and Vicki Bradley

Larry Brandts and Ed Snyder

Michael Brantl

Lauren Braswell and Chris Fondell

John and Marie Braun

Kristen Brechler

Steven and Jane Breton

David Brierton

Karen Briesemeister

Stephen and Rebecca Briggs

Dawn Bright

Collin Brinkman

Anna Broadbent

James and Marlys Broberg

Colleen Broderson

Melissa Brogger

Mrs. Carroll C. Brooks

Chris and Nikky Brooks

Mary and William Brooks

Chad Brown

Mary Kay Brown

Susan and William Brown

Tamera Brown

Troy Brueggemeier

Lisa Brumm

Doug and Ann Brunner

Travis Bryson

Alan Buchbinder

Suellen and David Buck

Jacqueline Buettner

John Burke

Mike and Sheryl Burkhardt

Jim Burns

John Burns

Mary Burns

Michael Burton

David Bush

Teresa Busker

Bob Butler

Mary Cady and Steven McCauley

John Cairns

Alex Calingaert

Cory Call and Nathan Kavlie

Julie Callahan

James and Karin Callanan

Dr. Karlyn Kohrs Campbell

Kathy Campbell

Drs. Brenda H. and

Norman W. Canedy

Lisa Capell

Lorraine Carlson

Suzanne and Brian Carlson

Pauline and John Carroll

Dante Carter

William and Betty Casey

Michelle Caspers

Rebecca Chaiken

Veronica Chasney and Norm Hall

Brian Cheslog

Diane Christensen

Shad Christensen

Taylor Christian

Regina Christopher and

Dorothy Colvin

Brian Clark

Thomas W. Clark

Joan Claude

Helen Cleveland

Jeffrey Cloninger

Barb Cloutier

Gary and Chris Cohen

Cindy and Mike Collins

Donald and Loretta Combs

Stephen Conover

David Copeland

Jeanne Corwin

Kate Cosgriff

Kevin and Adina Costley

Sam and Mary Jo Cote

Carol Lynn Courtney

David Crane

Theresa Crawford

Pascale Crepon and Melanie Wall

Jessica Cripps

Joylyn Cross

Anna Mae Crotty

John Crouch

Scott Cruse

Walter Cullen

Paul and Patricia Curran

John Curtin

Nancy Cusack

Allan and Penny Dahl

Alan Dale and Kristin Dooley

Beverlee Damyanovich

Janet and William Davidson

Barbara Davis

Thomas Davis

Peter Dawson

Edward and

Sherry Ann Dayton

Julia Dayton

Ruth and Bruce Dayton

Cy and Paula De Cosse

Colleen Deafenbaugh

Jeffrey Dean

Dr. Paul and

Marianna Melichar

Joyce and Carter DeLaittre

Dr. Francis and Holly Denis

Jill and Andrew Dent

Mary Ellen Dercks

Brent Derowitsch and

William McDonough

Tom and Mary Lou Detwiler

Christine Devillers

Barb Dexter

Mel Dickstein and

Linda Foreman

Dan Diebold

Lynn and Robert Dixon

Julie Dobesh

Nancy and Patrick Donahue

Barbara Dorset, Ph.D.

Claire Dorton

Alissa Doth

David Doth

Gerald Dove

Peter Dowd

Janet Dray

Carolyn Dry

Jacqueline Dubois

Michelle Dunn

Barbara Durenberger

Derek Durum

Jeff Dusick and

John Betancourt

Rebecca Duvick

Ruth Ebben

Phyllis and Roger Eckhoff

George Edwards and

Sarah-Welles Emerson

Mary Egesdal

Terri Eggers

Jade Ehlert

Jonathan and Michele Eisele

Daniel Eitingon, Ph.D.

Thomas Eland and Mary Martin

Linda Elbers

Erik and Robin Elias

Bruce Engelsma

Nancy Engh

Paul Engh

Robert Englund

Martha Erdman

Cecelia and Peter Erickson

Marilyn Erickson

John Esch

Laurence and Jane Eshleman

Kate Eubank and Myrl Beam

Susan Evans and Erik Reisetter

Wayne Evans

Mark Evenson

Tracy Fagnan

Janet Farrell

Gwendolyn and Kevin Fassett

Suzanne and Salah Fattah

Melissa Favero

Judy Fehn

Jacob Feigal

Gary Feldman

Brad and Leo Fick

Tom Finke and Bonnie Adkins-Finke

Harriet Finkelstein

Meghan and Matthew Finn

Frederick and Lisa Fish

Michael Fiterman

Sam and Harvey Fleitman

Steven Flermoen

Dr. Deborah Fletcher

G.F. Flint

Dennis Flom

Jean and John Foley

Chris Follese

Sherri Fong

Jim Forbess and Karen Kushner

Nancy and Kelly Formosa

Scott and Cyndi Forsberg

Susan and Joe Forster

Susan Forstrom

Rick and Katie Fournier

Michael and Maryfaith Fox

Louis Frachette

Richard Frame

Martha Fredrickson

Gloria Freeman

Mark French and Kip Hardina

Kaitlin Frick and Clara Schiller

Michael Friedman and Susan Hasti

Barbara Frohnert

David and Cheryle Fronsoe

Shane Froom

Paul Fudenberg

Newton and Phyllis Fuller

Judith Fundingsland

Julia and Thomas Gaarder

Linda Gabby

Corinne Gabler

Char and Scott Galbraith

Jane Galbraith

Susan and Gerald Ganann

Angela Garcia

Steven Garrigan

Carolyn and Michael Garris

Tamika and Dan Garscia

Jean and John Geisler

Garret Geitner

Burle and Lou Gengenbach

Tom George

Thomas and Susan Gerhard

Deb Germsheild

Kent Getchell

Kristy Giefer and friends

Marilee and Wendell Giese

Barbara Gilbert

Dave and Clo Mary Girk

Devra Glassman

Lori Glick

Patricia Glynn

Anna Goeppinger

The future depends on

what we do in the present”

—Mahatma Gandhi

Rachel Goetzmann

Jeremy Goldberg

Melissa Goldberg

Alan and Lynn Goldbloom

Janice and Jules Goldstein

Mary and David Goldstein

Sue Goldstein and Susan Jursik

Courtney Golin

Tim Goodwin

Esther Gorsky

James Gotfredsen

James Goulet and Ray Nelson

Sara Grace

Kathleen Grady

David and Marcella Grandpre

Paul and Margot Grangaard

Betty Grant and William Casey

Marilee and Mike Grant

Julie Graves

Jim Gray

Connie Green

Joseph Green

Marion Greene and Bart Cannon

Sharon Gregoire

Julie Greunke

Kitoh Grey

Patrick Griffin

Bobby Griffiths

Maria Grifoni

Kirsten Gullickson

Stuart and Patricia Gunckel

Margaret Gunther

Angie Gwiazdon Volding

Patrick Hagan

Kathleen Haines and Robert Swartz

Melanie Hall

Alison and Mark Halley

J. Ward and Carole Hamlin

Brett and Terri Hammer

Mike Hannon

Bob Hansen

Jacquelyn and Michael Hansen

Timothy Hansen

Darlene Hanson

David Hanson

Debra Hanson

Melanie Hanson

Melissa Hanson

Michael Hanson

Todd and Cynthia Hanson

Peggy Hanzlik

Claire and Paul Harding

Richard Hargarten

Maire Hark

Thomas Harkcom

Nadine and John Harrington

Harold Harris

Louis Harris

Jeff and Betsy Hartman

Morris Hartman

Mary and Joe Hartnett

Cheri Hastings

Paulette Hastings

Jeffrey Hatcher

Janice Hathaway-Ott

Keith Hawkinson

Bradley and Sandra Haycraft

Meredith Hayes Gordon

Edward and Ellinor Hayward

Martha and Douglas Head

Greg Headrick

Janis Heaney

Janet L. Heidinger

Mary Heieren

Steve Heikens

Carmen and Erv Heim

Laura Hein

JoAnne Heintz

Mary and Tom Heller

Geoffrey Hellman

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In honor of neices and nephews:

Alison, James, and Todd

by Cynthia Weldon

In honor of clients and friends

by Archimea Interior Design

Services, Inc.

In honor of Cory Call, Sarah Bright

and all the other counselors at

the shelter

by Annette Minor

In honor of all The Bridge staff

for their selfless hard work

by Mary and John March

In honor of my boyfriend Stephen

by Reggie Wendorf

In honor of neighbors who

shovel her snow covered walk

by G.F. Flint

In memory of Ben Alden

by Mary Alden

In honor of Soile Anderson

by Sandra Weise

In memory of Russell Balmer

by Karen Ackerman

by Inez Smith and Suzanne Calvin

by Pauline and John Carroll

by Stuart and Patricia Gunckel

by J. Ward and Carole Hamlin

by Faith Kanz

by James and Helen Kilker

by Jon and Jeane McGinn

by Diane Scherber

by Shirley Scheuble

by Virginia Snyder

In memory of Marie Browning

in honor of Mother’s Day

by Anonymous

In honor of Eric David Baudry

by Alain Baudry

In honor of Campfire USA Teens In

Action-Hayden Heights

by Jill and Andrew Dent

by Janet Kelly

by Julia and Thomas Gaarder

by Larissa Rudd

by Marniae Spiotta

In honor of Marilyn Carlson Nelson

by Arrow Companies LLC

In honor of Cheree the nurse

by Marsha Wolk and Frank Freedman

In honor of

Church of St. Mary of the Lake

by Janet Kelly

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by David Copeland

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and Rosemary and David Good

by Lori Rice and Deanna Loux

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by Alex and Lisa Kronick

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by Marilyn and Ray Pahl

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by Culligan Water Conditioning

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by Mary and Tom Heller

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by Michele Kohner

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by Rachel Orman

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by Karyl Beeman

In memory of Bob Koch

by St. John’s Missionary Circle

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by Sarah and Todd Smith

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by Daniel Altmann

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by Kate Cosgriff

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by Gary Johnson

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by Margaret Vaillancourt and

Buzz Mandel

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by Suzanne and James Lowy

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by Karen and Jerry Bergseth

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by Gale and Elliott James

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by Peter and Rosalise Molenda

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by Barb Hill

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by Nancy Priedeman

In honor of Libby Rau

by Thomas Reid

In honor of Tim Reardon’s leadership

by Public Strategies Group, Inc. Fund

of The Saint Paul Foundation

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by Sally Mattison

In honor of Jan Ribnick

by Barbara Ratner

In honor of Merlin and Karen Ricklefs

by Eric Baudry

In honor of Kathy Schaaf and

Eric Fournier

by Rick and Katie Fournier

In honor of

Stephen and Mary Schaefer

by Rolf and Chris Bolstad

In honor of Andy Schmiedel

by Mark and Charlie’s

Gay Lesbian Fund for Moral Values

In honor of Bill Sias

by Terry Sias

In honor of Kara Skahen

by Adam Ries

by Mark O’Rourke

by Dennis and Marguerite Skahen

In honor of Tracie Stoltenberg

by Anonymous

In honor of Dale and Terolle Turnham

by Lisa Turnham

In honor of Vivian for Mother’s Day

by Ed Murphy and Nan Upin

In honor of Skip Webster and

Juanita Smith

by Ione and Bill Winter

In honor of Jack Weinstein’s birthday

by Myriam Weinstein

In honor of William Welsh’s birthday

by Elizabeth and Edwin Hlavka

In memory of Bill Wheeler

by Wilmot Wheeler Foundation

In honor of Phil Willkie

by Ann and Dale Warner

In honor of Steve Wolinski

by Peter and Lori Nordquist

In honor of Merlin Paskel Zimbel’s

Bar Mitzvah

by Anita and Mike Siegel




Susan Evans


Michael Alexin

Vice Chair

Ellyn Wolfenson


Robert York Jr.


Deb Bauman

Mary Bolkcom

Linda Foreman

Tonya Hampton

Andrea Johnson,


Raymond Joncas, Jr.

Louis Ling,


Peter Loewenson,

M.D., M.P.H.

Britt Lundquist Gage

Harry Sweatt

William Williams

Phil Willkie

Special Thanks


Jessen Press, Inc.


Linda Elmquist



Tamika Garscia


Support and revenue unrestricted

Public Support: 2009 2008

Contributions & Grants $1,431,309 $1,222,808

United Way $456,819 $460,703

Government Grants & Contracts $1,521,571 $1,457,726

Total Public Support $3,409,699 $3,141,237


Service Fees/Teens Alone $270,165 $278,268

Interest & Realized Gains on Investments $1,072 $13,522

Unrealized Gain/(Loss) on Investments $2,233 ($3,910)

Gain/(Loss) on Disposal of Assets -0- ($15,289)

Miscellaneous $2,231 $2,589

Total Revenue $275,701 $275,180

Total Support and Revenue unrestricted

$3,685,400 $3,416,417


Program Expenses $2,748,983 $3,066,737

Management and General $281,626 $334,375

Fundraising $257,991 $249,721

Total Expenses (before depreciation) $3,288,600 $3,650,833

Depreciation $197,167 $185,462

Total Expenses (after depreciation) $3,485,767 $3,836,295


Increase (decrease) in unrestricted net assets $199,633 ($419,878)

Unrestricted net assets, beginning of year $3,464,243 $3,884,121

Unrestricted Net Assets,

end of year $3,663,876 $3,464,243



10-11 .... 1%

12-14 ....18%

15-17 ....58%

18-21 ....23%

N/R . . . . . 0%


African American . . . . . .49%

Asian/Pacific Islander ... 2%

Caucasian . . . . . . . . . . . . .20%

Hispanic ................4%

Based on audited financial statements

Multi-racial . . . . . . . . 15%

Native American . . . . .5%

Other ................3%

N/R ..................2%




Where The Money

Comes From







Where The

Money Goes





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Direct Service


Male ......... 46%

Female . . . . . . 53%

Transgender . . .

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