On Tuesday, December 6, members of the East Side community and of the juvenile justice profession came together at Progressive Baptist Church to share stories and information about how to support all of our young people. As one participant stated – “Saint Paul is RESOURCE RICH BUT ACCESS POOR.” We have opportunities for youth and families to have healthy relationships with the community of which they are a part, but few people KNOW what is available, how and when to use the resources. This is the issue we want to address. We start with this gathering and sharing of information…
Hennepin and Ramsey Counties are discussing the possibility of combining their respective residential youth treatment programs, Hennepin County Home School (CHS) and Ramsey County Boys Totem Town (BTT). Working together could allow both counties to better help youth and families by increasing treatment options, keeping youth closer to home, and sharing resources. This session will provide community members with an overview of the project and include time to ask questions, voice concerns and speak with county administration. Youth and families are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP RSVPs are requested at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. This is the first session in a series of community meetings that will be held in the coming months about this project. Locations and topics for future meetings will be discussed on September 15.
This first meeting will be at the Wilder Center 451 Lexington Parkway in Saint Paul from 6-8p.
This is NOT a part of the District 1 Boys Totem Town discussion... it is an information session for the general public about what we have been hearing about for the past several years...
Betsy Leach is the Executive Director of the District 1 Community Council. Volunteers and other community members may also contribute posts on occasion.