Drop In Volunteer

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Drop in mentors are desperately needed!  During drop-in, we provide new and regular individuals with multiple resources, including a safe place to spend time.  Volunteers are essential to the work we do during this time. Chaska – 115 E. 4th St., Walnut St. entrance (M-F, 2-5pm) – next to Wells Fargo (as of Jan. 25th) – Waconia – 141 Depot Dr. (Th, 2-5pm) – Promise Church   As a drop in mentor, you would (See full position description below): Check-in individuals Help individuals access on-site resources...

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Tuesday and Thursday Night Dinners

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Launch Ministry provides a safe and stable space for struggling youth and young adults in Carver and Scott Counties.  In addition to free snacks & microwave meals at our drop-in center, we offer two free weekly dinners through the support of members of the community.  Each dinner if followed by programming: Tuesday’s by either a speaker or bible study, Thursday by Celebrate Recovery for 18-29 year olds (which counts as a recovery meeting). Church groups, families, friends and individuals have enjoyed giving back to their community...

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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

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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

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Because of this wonderful community we were able to bring joy to over 80 struggling young adults last Christmas.  As you can imagine, the majority do not receive any Christmas presents, and many do not have joyful family gatherings to celebrate at.  Your Christmas Stockings make a HUGE difference, reminding them that they are in deeded loved and not forgotten!!! A huge thank you to Grace Church of Chaska, their women’s group will be providing dinner for our Christmas Party on December 19th, and a number of their families have provided...

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Launched Into Hope – Request for Submissions

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  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

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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

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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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