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.
Research Services
We welcome inquiries about our full-service, cost-effective research and planning services.

Wilder Research

Information. Insight. Impact.

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.


Are We Ready for Rail? 7 Facts to Know
The Green Line is here, but are we ready? Researcher Jane Tigan walks through 7 facts to know about the Central Corridor project.
Study Confirms: Supportive Housing Works and More is Needed
Patrick Troska, executive director at the Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota, looks at what's working and what needs work with supportive housing in our state. To learn more, check out our new report: Supportive Housing Outcomes in Minnesota.
Homeless Children and Families
According to the latest report from the 2012 homeless study, more than 3,500 children in Minnesota are homeless on any given night, and half are age 5 and younger. 
Families Affected by Incarceration
Wilder Research is part of the MN Strengthening Families Affected by Incarceration Collaborative that addresses the strengths and needs of families affected by incarceration in our state. 


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General information: 651-280-2700 or email research@wilder.org