Mental Health Research
About 60,000 adults in the east metro have a serious mental health illness.
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

Information. Insight. Impact.

2015 homeless study results available at the 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.

New​ on the Blog

Homelessness often comes into sharper focus when temperatures plummet. As we think about this issue and how to solve it, it is important to also ask why: Why do people experience homelessness? Stephanie Nelson-Dusek shares five reasons, based on data from the 2015 Minnesota Homeless Study.
Top 10: Most-Read Studies of 2017
We compiled a list of our most-read studies from the past year. Studies on the list address homelessness, commercial sexual exploitation, health, early childhood, and more. What did you miss this year? Read the list.

What's New?

The Compass team compiled a list of their most popular tweets from the year, with some bonus context for their readers. If you aren't already following Minnesota Compass on Twitter, you're missing regular bite-sized data and trends. Read the list.

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