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Want to Know More? Videos & other Links

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Launch Ministry provides services based on best practices established by those working and researching the lives of struggling and homeless young adults.     Below are a limited selection of useful videos & links.  (Check back for updates.)         How Do We Stop Childhood Adversity from Becoming a Life Sentence. Benjamin Perks, TEDxPodgorica The Effect of Trauma on the Brain and How it Affects Behaviors, John Rigg, TEDxAugusta A “Normal” Life: When Child Abuse is Normal, Luke Fox, TEDxCalPoly...

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Thrivent ActionTeams & ChoiceDollars

Posted by on 12:27 pm in Church, Donations, Volunteer | 0 comments

  Thrivent Financial has partnered with Launch Ministry! Are you a Thrivent member?  Here are two ways you have a unique opportunity to help Launch: Choice Dollars & Action Teams   Choice Dollars:  Members can direct their designated Choice Dollars to Launch Ministry!  Direct your Direct your Choice Dollars to Launch here.   To not loose your 2017 dollars, designate them to Launch by March 31, 2018.   Have questions?  Contact Katie Rotz at the Southwest Lakes Group, 952-222-4474 for assistance. Action Teams:  Did you know you...

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Drop-In Day Sponsor

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Your sponsorship provides an opportunity for safety, stability, and change.     Become a Drop-in Center Day Sponsor ! What happens at our Drop-in Center?  Launch Ministry provides open service hours Monday to Friday, 2-5pm  (excluding select Holidays and events which require the entire staff).  This is our primary opportunity to interact with new and returning young adults.  At drop-in, they are able to access all our services, including: emergency problem solving; mentoring from staff and volunteers; food, clothing & personal...

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Launch Ministry’s Real Life Adulting Game

Posted by on 12:36 pm in Donations, Parents, Services, Young Adult | 0 comments

If you’ve stopped by Launch’s Drop-in Center, then you’ve probably seen a sign that says: What is “Adulting”?  Taking responsibility for ones own (and ones children’s) economic, social, mental and physical well-being. Why the Adulting Game?  We have found at Launch that many individuals are in need of a structured system in which they are able to set specific and achievable goals of which they can be held accountable.  Our “game” provides the structure to do this, as well as another individual...

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Self-Defense Class June 2nd

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Are you involved with Launch?  An Integrated Arts Academy or Tokata Learning Center student?  Then join us? We also need volunteers for childcare and to provide rides – contact Stephanie if interested. RSVP highly encouraged so we have enough food and childcare.  RSVP here. Download [607.80 KB] Tweet Pin...

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Capstone Project with Launch Ministry

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Launch Ministry wants to be your Capstone Community Partner!   Download [478.53 KB] Eastern Carver County Public Schools Capstone Projects Tweet Pin...

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Launch Ministry 2016 Information Sheet

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What happens at Launch Ministry? Download [700.53 KB] Tweet Pin...

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Churches: Opportunities to Serve

Posted by on 8:02 am in Church, Donations, Volunteer | 0 comments

At Launch, we provide struggling and homeless youth and young adults with free services that assist them in becoming independent adults and fully contributing members of our communities. But there is one major difference between Launch Ministry and other similar service providers: we are a ministry.  At the very heart of our mission is that we provide these services out of Jesus’ call to serve those in need. “Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who will receive good things from my Father. Inherit the kingdom that...

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Volunteer Opportunities

Posted by on 3:08 pm in Church, Donations, Volunteer | 0 comments

Launch Ministry is exceedingly blessed by the number of individuals and groups who are willing to donate and volunteer.   Below you will find a (long) list of volunteer needs.  Your time and effort makes a difference! Not sure if you want to volunteer yet?  Stop by at our drop-in or set-up a time to meet with Stephanie at our space in Chaska to get a tour and talk over your options.  You will be surprised just how easy it can be to make a huge difference in someone’s life!!!! Not able to volunteer, but want to help out?  Consider...

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Drop In Volunteer

Posted by on 10:46 am in Church, Volunteer | 0 comments

Drop-in volunteers are desperately needed!  During drop-in, we provide new and regular individuals with multiple resources, including simply a safe place to spend time.  Volunteers are essential to the work we do during this time.   As a drop-in volunteer, you would: Check-in individuals Help individuals access on-site resources (including Adulting Game & Love Inc. verification) Be a listening presence for individuals Assist with additional projects as you are gifted. We believe that the Spirit is working through Launch, and that as...

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