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Blessing Bags and Kits – Always Needed!

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We love the idea of Blessing Bags and Kits, but at Launch Ministry, our youth and young adults have a variety of needs.  If you are looking to support local, consider providing these Blessing Bags/Kits such as these: Packaging:  For packaging for #1-4, ideally use reusable shopping bags, or any kind of reusable bag (many members of your congregation probably have those “free” logo bags & backpacks in their closets they would love to get rid of – will take anything, even backpacks,...

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Party in the Park

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Enjoy the afternoon/evening with us at Chaska City Square Park! Live Music:  Bombadilos (3-5pm) & Tres Mundos (5-7pm) 2 for 1 event!  Visit the Chaska Farmer’s Market too!  (On-site donors to Launch receive special discounts at participating vendors.) Facebook Event:  Click Here Meet our new staff: Amanda & Grecia! Help us make the party a success! Volunteer by Clicking Here.   Sponsors: Structures Hardscapes – $2500;     Carver Dental,  Charter Bank – $1000;     Kraus Anderson Construction,  Denny & Sheila...

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Adulting 2.0

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Launch is always responding to the needs of the amazing young adults walking in the door looking for help.  Our Adulting Game provides for many basic needs, but now we are looking to ramp it up!   Launch plans to launch a training program in January 2019 to provide young adults with valuable professional and life skills which will enable them to be more successful employees and renters.     Program Goals Program Goals for Participants Provide an accessible & free training program that accommodates a chaotic life, while...

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Launch 2017

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What Happens at Launch Ministry??? Download [307.89 KB] Tweet Pin...

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Spring Breakfast 2019

Posted by on 12:23 pm in Church, Donations, Services, Volunteer, Young Adult | 0 comments

Saturday, April 27th, 2019     9-11am Join us as Launch Ministry celebrates 10 years of supporting local struggling and homeless young adults! Hazeltine National Golf CourseFree Event – Speaker/Music/FoodFundraiser – Wine Wall & Online Auction (link provided in April)  Click here for: Spring Breakfast 2019 Registration Please register each individual so we may have close to an accurate count – we provide open seating at the event, breakfast is a buffet.All welcome – event not...

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Launch 2018 Retreat at the Refuge

Posted by on 11:57 am in Services, Young Adult | 0 comments

 We’re Having a Retreat Again! But we need your help!   Last year 35 Launch participants, staff and volunteers (and children) spent an amazing spring weekend at the amazing retreat center: the Refuge!  It was our first retreat, and all participants thought it was amazing!  At the request of the young adults, we are doing it again! Donate online HERE  or send a check to Launch Ministry, 115 E. 4th St, Chaska, MN 55318; for: Retreat.   What does the retreat accomplish?  This retreat is designed to energize the personal growth...

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Chaska Drop In & Mobile Drop In

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Launch Ministry is in the process of launching a mobile drop in, in Waconia! Launch Date:  March 1st! Open Hours:  Thursdays, 2-5pm  (closed Federal Holidays) Even with an average of 10 individuals daily stopping in at our Chaska location, we  know there are more we can be helping who just can’t physically reach us.  This mobile drop in will provide more access to 18-29 year olds struggling with employment, housing, and other life issues. Our first location will be at Promise Community Church in Waconia.  Once that location is going...

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Want to Know More? Videos & other Links

Posted by on 4:57 pm in Parents, Services, Volunteer, Young Adult | 0 comments

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.)       Local Newspaper Series Dec. 2017 on Homeless & Struggling:  Part  1- Poverty Different in SW Metro than Urban Areas; Part 2 – Housing Costs & Transportation Challenges;  Part 3 – Communities are working toward solutions to suburban poverty  Why it...

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Thrivent ActionTeams & ChoiceDollars

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

Thrivent Financial is 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 2018 dollars, designate them to Launch by March 31, 2019.   Have questions?  Contact Katie Rotz at the Southwest Lakes Group,  (320) 864-2022 for assistance. Action...

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Real Life Adulting Game

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

    Launch has found an effective way for our local young adults to learn how to Adult!   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 (accountability...

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