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Youth Leadership Initiative Continues Building Community and Leadership Online During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 9, 2020 by Tené Morgan
After COVID-19 moved into Minnesota, the Youth Leadership Initiative moved online. With large meetings discouraged, schools canceled and eventually a stay-at-home order in place, our high-school aged… Read more »

Families Maintain Stable Housing with Direct Assistance and Collaboration

February 26, 2020 by Nona Ferguson
Most of Wilder’s supportive housing services focus on stabilizing families who have experienced homelessness so that they can move into long-term affordable housing. One of our newest efforts focuses… Read more »

Most-Read Research of 2019

December 19, 2019 by Kerry Walsh
From homelessness and housing to children's mental health, see which research you might have missed in 2019.

5 Things You Can Do to Help a Caregiver

November 19, 2019
By Rachel Barrett Former first lady Rosalynn Carter said, "There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be… Read more »

Five Things to Know About Autism in Minnesota

November 13, 2019 by Emma Connell
Autism spectrum disorders affect 1 in 42 Minnesota children. Emma Connell shares this and other takeaways from a recent evaluation of a state benefit serving children with autism.

Southeast Asian Community Members Heal Through Belonging at the Center for Social Healing

October 17, 2019 by Pahoua Yang
Every week, members of Cambodian, Karen, Hmong and Vietnamese communities gather at the Wilder Center for Social Healing in Saint Paul for support, fellowship, shared meals and healing. The Center… Read more »

Youth Social Entrepreneurship: Equipping Youth with Critical Job Skills

September 26, 2019 by Jennifer Valorose
The YSE model contributes to youth developing work readiness, interpersonal and social-emotional skills, according to research on 11 programs serving almost 900 youth.

Five Things to Know about Adult Day Services as a Long Term Care Solution

September 19, 2019 by Cassandra Harvey
National Adult Day Services Week in September is much more than a yearly celebration of this important resource for older adults and adults with memory loss or chronic health conditions. The week… Read more »
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