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.


Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County: Research as a Tool for Planning and Partnership
When Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County started serving Minneapolis, they wanted to address the needs of low-income community members without duplicating existing services. Research Associate Anna Bartholomay writes about how they are using a community needs assessment to build partnerships and prioritize their work. Read it now.
Adults age 55 and older make up 9 percent of Minnesotans experiencing homelessness, but are one of the most rapidly growing segments of the homeless population. Find out more about the causes and circumstances of older adults  experiencing homelessness in a new report based on the 2015 Minnesota Homeless Study. Learn more.


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