Students Affected by Incarceration
Learn about the impact of incarcerated parents on students.
Homelessness in Minnesota
Wilder's latest statewide study counted 10,214 homeless adults, youth, and children -- a 6 percent increase over the previous study.
Early Learning
More than one-third of Minnesota’s children age 5 and under – 156,000 children -- live in low-income households.
Mental Health Research
About 60,000 adults in the east metro have a serious mental health illness.

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Wilder Research gathers and interprets facts and trends to help families and communities thrive, get at the core of community concerns, and uncover issues that are overlooked or poorly understood.
Our Services: We work with organizations of all sizes at the local, state, and national level to help them bring about needed change, increase their effectiveness, and demonstrate the value of what they do.

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Children Mentoring Needs of Minnesota Families with Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Lifetrack wanted to know more about what types of mentoring and support are most helpful for families with young children who have hearing loss. Wilder Research and Lifetrack talk about the findings.


2015 statewide homeless survey is Thursday, October 22.
Wilder Research has conducted a triennial statewide study of homelessness since 1991. Findings are used to provide an accurate picture of homelessness in Minnesota and to promote efforts to create permanent, affordable housing for all Minnesotans. Results will be released in spring 2016.
Blog: 5 key reasons people are homeless in Minnesota
How well are we serving our youngest children? Risk & Reach forum
A September 9 forum introduced findings from a report examining county-by-county data on early childhood development and related services throughout Minnesota.
View the report.
Read a Storify wrap up of the event.
Hospital to Home: Early Success Serving High-Needs Patients
A relatively small group of people use a disproportionate amount of hospital emergency department and inpatient resources. So how do we best serve these highest need patients? Research scientist Kristin Dillon talks about a program seeing early success.


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