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Launch 2018 Retreat at the Refuge

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 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! 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 strong, we will be expanding to other towns. We need community support and volunteers...

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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.)       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 2 – Communities are working toward solutions to suburban poverty  How Do We...

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Thrivent ActionTeams & ChoiceDollars

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  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

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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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