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

Immigrants Speak Out, Organizations Respond
At a recent Speaking for Ourselves Action Summit, area organizations and agencies shared their work and steps their organizations are taking related to the study’s findings. Research associate Anna Bartholomay shares a few examples.  


Healthy Food Access
This study from Wilder Research and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis sheds light on food desert areas in Minnesota and the barriers that business owners face when it comes to expanding healthy food retail.

Speaking for Ourselves – Ideas at Work
New booklet highlights several organizations who work with immigrant communities. Each organization provides insights into what's working.


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