Mental Health Research
About 60,000 adults in the east metro have a serious mental health illness.
Homelessness in Minnesota
Results from the 2015 study are now available. Learn more.
Students Affected by Incarceration
Learn about the mental health of Minnesota youth who have experienced parental incarceration.
Early Learning
More than one-third of Minnesota’s children age 5 and under – 156,000 children -- live in low-income households.

Wilder Research

Information. Insight. Impact.

2015 homeless study results available at the 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.

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Understanding Sex Trafficking and What Minnesota is Doing to Address It
Commercial sexual exploitation is much more widespread than most of us think. Researcher Julie Atella shares key takeaways from an evaluation of Minnesota's program designed to help victims.
Top 10: Most-Read Studies of 2017
We compiled a list of our most-read studies from the past year. Studies on the list address homelessness, commercial sexual exploitation, health, early childhood, and more. What did you miss this year? Read the list.

What's New?

How Can We End Homelessness in Minnesota? (Listen, via Minnesota Public Radio)
Researcher Michelle Gerrard joined David Hewitt, director of the Hennepin County Government's Office to End Homelessness, and Deb Foster, executive director of Ain Dah Yung (Our Home) Center, for a discussion about homelessness in Minnesota with MPR News's Marianne Combs. 

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