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.


Homelessness and Near-Homelessness on Six American Indian Reservations
Results of a study of homelessness and near-homelessness on six of Minnesota's American Indian reservations, including Bois Forte, Fond du Lac, Leech Lake, Mille Lacs, Red Lake, and White Earth. Learn more at
Bonus: Nicole MartinRogers of Wilder Research and Jordan May of Red Lake Homeless Shelter appeared on tpt's Almanac to discuss the study. Watch now.
East Metro Pulse
Results of a survey measuring community vitality and quality of life in Dakota, Ramsey, and Washington Counties. Wilder Research and Minnesota Compass partnered with The Saint Paul Foundation for this project. Learn more at East Metro Pulse.


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