Transitional Youth Services

Our Mission:

Transitional Youth Services provides shelter, basic needs, life skills education and advocacy services for disenfranchised youth by supporting independent thought and empowering self-directed action.

Transitional Youth Services (TYS) provides three unique programs, including a drop-in center, transitional living program, and permanent supportive housing project. It is the goal of these programs to fill the need of sheltering and housing options, basic needs, life skills education and advocacy services for transitioning young adults ages 16 - 26 who are homeless or are at risk of being homeless.

Stepping Stones Resource Center:

Stepping Stones Resource Center (SSRC) for ages 16-26 is a safe environment where young people can receive food, hygiene products, and clothing; find healthy and safe ways to spend time off the streets through recreational, social, leisure, and artistic outlets; and utilize desktop computers to search jobs, prepare resumes, take skill training courses, work on homework, etc.  In addition to these services, SSRC offers case management and mental health services.  SSRC is open Monday - Friday 8a - 8 pm and is located at 721 South University in Fargo. SSRC serves as a point of contact and access point to residential programs and housing opportunities.

Transitional Living Program:

The Transitional Living Program (TLP) for youth ages 18-26, allows Fraser, Ltd. to provide housing/shelter options for young adults that takes into consideration their developmental stage while providing solid therapeutic case management services. Residents of of the TLP House engage in personal goal setting that focuses on education and employment, while receiving independent living/life skills training.

Permanent Supportive Housing:

The Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) project opened May 2014.  This program is the first of its kind in the state of North Dakota.  Individual single-room units are leased to youth ages 18-26 who have been determined the "hardest to house" individuals.  Residents sign 12 month leases and work with staff on independent living skills, increasing their income potential, developing positive rental history, etc.  Each room comes furnished and includes a vanity with sink, mini-fridge and built in storage.  Residents share a bathroom and kitchen.  The property is staffed and rests in a prime residential location right next to a bus line.

In the News: 

Minnesota Public radio highlights services offered by Fraser, Ltd.'s Transitional Youth Services. 

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FM Area Foundation provided funding for Transportation and Personal Care Items for At Risk Youth & Young Adults Experiencing Homelessness.


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