Students Affected by Incarceration
Learn about the mental health of Minnesota youth who have experienced parental incarceration.
Homelessness in Minnesota
Initial results from the 2015 study are now available. Learn more.
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.

Wilder Research

Information. Insight. Impact.

2015 homeless study results available at our new Homelessness in Minnesota website:
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.


Wilder Research Information Session
Wednesday, June 28, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Learn more about our work and our research positions, including time for Q & A 
with a senior research manager. Register by contacting Jackie Campeau.  
Research Volunteer Mike Tieleman Awarded Sandy Kiernat Community Service Award
Over the last 18 months, Mike dedicated his time and talents to improve Minnesota's understanding of youth homelessness. His data analysis, interpretation, and reporting skills have helped Wilder Research with multiple studies, most recently about homeless youth on their own. Thank you and congratulations Mike!
See photos from the award ceremony on Facebook
Homelessness in Minnesota: Youth on their Own
An estimated 6,000 Minnesota youth on their own are homeless on any given night according to a newly released report of youth age 24 and under. Young people on their own are particularly vulnerable because of their histories of trauma and abuse. Many also face challenges related to physical and mental health issues. Findings are based on interviews with youth as part of the triennial statewide homeless study.


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