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.

Featured Blog

The Wolves Den: New Nonprofit Boosts Chances for Success
Ann Haines knew it would not be easy starting a nonprofit organization. In a guest post, Ann explains how working with Wilder Research to develop a theory of change helped them ask critical questions about what The Wolves Den would become.


Place, Race, ACE, and the First 1000 Days: New Policy Imperatives for Early Childhood
Monday, December 19, 1:00 - 2:15 p.m. (free webinar)
Join senior research manager Richard Chase as he co-presents a webinar describing and discussing needed new investment approaches – from a strength-based, racial equity, and community-building perspective – for children in the first 1000 days of life.
Homelessness in Minnesota: Findings from the 2015 Minnesota Homeless Study
Homelessness in Minnesota decreased for the first time since 2006, but estimated 15,000 Minnesotans still homeless on any given night.
Homeless Veterans in Minnesota 2015
Homelessness among Veterans decreased 27%, according to the latest analysis from the 2015 Minnesota Homeless Study.


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