Wilder Research Centennial
Join us October 25 to celebrate 100 years. Learn more.
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

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2015 homeless study results available at the Homelessness in Minnesota website: www.mnhomeless.org
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.

New​ on the Blog

5 Facts That Can Help You Save a Life: What You Need to Know About Commercial Sexual Exploitation
One recommendation from an evaluation of Minnesota's Safe Harbor law and No Wrong Door model was to increase public awareness and understanding of commercial sexual exploitation. On the blog, researcher Laura Schauben shares 5 key facts you need to know and next steps if you think someone is being sexually exploited.

Providing Emotional Support to Children after a Disaster
The emotional well-being of individuals, families, and communities are essential parts of recovery from recent natural disasters. Cheryl Holm-Hansen highlights a therapeutic camp for youth called Camp Noah and the way it helps the communities it serves.

What's New?

Results from this evaluation for the Minnesota Historical Society include an examination of how cultural knowledge is transferred between MHS, artists, and their communities.
Cumulative findings from a four-year evaluation of a regional center working to expose people to and increase enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, and math-related careers.

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