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Fresh Start Apartment Move-In Package

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Imagine being homeless for months or years and finally getting your own apartment…but then not having any money to buy what you need to actually live in it! Launch Ministry’s basic mission includes assisting homeless young adults access resources to obtain their first apartments.  They are then often left with minimal or no funds to fill their new apartments with furniture and basic supplies.  We work with local organizations and individuals to gather furniture as possible, but basic household items are much harder to come by....

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Is Your Group or Organization Interested in Doing an Item Collection for Launch?

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Many groups and organizations are active in their local community by collecting items for Launch Ministry. Your items go directly to helping those in need, either by stretching their budgets or being used at our drop-in center. Please sign-up so that we may help you with your amazing efforts, or at least be prepared to expect the items. Below are some ideas for you to organize this collection. We are also currently in need of 50 Christmas Stockings for distribution in December.  Your group could help us with that! Additionally, volunteers are...

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On-Going Needs at Launch Ministry

Posted by on 12:10 pm in Church, Donations, Volunteer | 2 comments

We are often asked what is needed to provide hospitality at the drop-in center and stretch the meager budgets of the young adults trying to be financially and socially independent.  Thank you for your continued support!  Below is our on-going needs list. Items we are always in need of: $10 gift cards, full-sized shampoo, good razors, shaving cream, mascara, men’s deodorant, bottles of water, food storage/take-out containers, cleaning supplies, smaller sized laundry detergent, and Easy Mac. At this time we do not need new sources of...

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Christmas Stocking Collection

Posted by on 12:09 pm in Church, Volunteer | 2 comments

We have reached our Goal!!!  THANK YOU for you amazing support and love for the young adults in this community!  We have started to hand them out and plan on providing many to our “regulars” at our Dec. 20th Christmas party. If you have not signed-up but still have a stocking or more, we can still use it! Any extras will be distributed to new individuals in January. Join Launch in Celebrating Christmas by sharing God’s Love with the Young Adults at Launch!  Sign-up here. PLEASE NOTE:  We are accepting Christmas Stockings...

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Launched Into Hope – Request for Submissions

Posted by on 5:38 pm in Church, Parents, Young Adult | 0 comments

  Are you a current Launch participant, former Launch participant, volunteer, staff or just interested in hope-filled stories? Consider submitting a piece for our upcoming book “Launched Into Hope”. See info in the document below! Download [303.74 KB] Tweet Pin...

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Upcoming Events

Posted by on 8:54 am in Church, Parents, Young Adult | 0 comments

We have so much going on this fall at Launch Ministry that we need to just briefly highlight them instead of writing separate articles!   Celebrate Recovery Starting Thursday, October 1 We’re thrilled to add a second night of programming on top of our Tuesday night dinner/Bible study/support group. Celebrate Recovery is a worldwide Christ-centered approach to help anyone find healing from their hurts, habits and hangups. Our group will be specifically focused on those under 30 who need support to become whole. Contact...

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The Treadmill: Challenging the Economic Trends Facing This Generation

Posted by on 3:51 pm in Church, Parents, Young Adult | 0 comments

Does it seem like this generation is having a harder time getting established in careers, places to live and getting financially off the ground? There are some reasons for that. Join a group of young adults and parents as we discuss together how the economic systems of our culture are stacked against young people and what we can do about it together. Where: Launch Ministry 115 E. 4th St. (Walnut St. Door) Chaska, MN 55318 Time: Tuesday October 6, Dinner at 6:30, Discussion 7-8:30 PM Cost: Free, but please RSVP in the form below so we know how...

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Newsletter – August 2015

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Fall Fundraising Campaign When people ask about my job, I will often tell stories about changes we see in the lives of the young people we work with. Youth who escape homelessness, go to college, find meaningful employment, and break free of addictions. These resilient, hopeful and powerful young people are what keep me going. That’s why the part of my job that for some might be the least pleasant can actually be a source of great joy. Fundraising. It can be a dirty word. It can be off-putting. People don’t like to talk about...

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Expungement Powerpoint

Posted by on 8:50 pm in Church, Parents, Young Adult | 0 comments

Thanks to Katie Hanson for sharing her legal expertise with us last night at the homeless youth drop-in resource center. Minnesota’s laws around criminal expungement have changed to make the process easier. Here’s the summary of what to do if you would like to get your criminal record expunged. Download [3.10 MB] Contact Katie or Amanda at Bloomgren Hanson Legal if you would like to hire an attorney to help you with the process. Tweet Pin...

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New Parent Group Starting in February

Posted by on 10:21 am in Parents | 0 comments

Are you a parent in need of support? A new group is starting next week! Click the flier below for details! Tweet Pin...

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