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Lutheran Social Services

Program Description


  • Bethany Crisis Shelter-Offers short-term, emergency housing for youth 17 years and younger with a referral by county social worker, court, or law enforcement. Provides supervised daily living, homebound education, recreational programming, weekly discussion groups, transportation and individual support.
  • Another Door Emergency Housing Program-Short-term housing and support for young adults age 18-24 experiencing homelessness. Contact 218-391-5145 for more information.
  • Renaissance Transitional Housing-Transitional housing for youth 16-21 years old that are experiencing homelessness. While there, youth will develop skills to live independently.
  • Supportive Apartments-Offers long-term housing paired with supportive services for youth ages 18-24 who are experiencing homelessness and meet MN guidelines for homelessness.
  • Center for Changing Lives-Located at 1422 East Superior Street, Duluth. Phone 218-529-2230. Offers many options to youth with regards to homelessness and wellness services, including life skills training, educational support, youth groups and more.

Health Care 

  • Teen Health Clinic-Offers free wellness services including health screenings for teens and young adults who are 13-24 years old. Located at The Center for Changing Lives Duluth, 1422 East Superior Street, Duluth. Call 218-529-2224 for an appointment.


  • Oh No Eighteen! (ONE) Independent Living Skills-Independent living skills program that includes education, support, and case management for young people that have been in foster care, residential treatment, group homes or other residential programs.

Children’s Services

  • Supervised Visits-Conducts supervised visits for families referred by counties and courts, as well as providing fee-based supervised visits for families who seek them independently. Phone 218-391-9561 for more information.
  • Bethany Crisis Nursery-Providing a safe and nurturing environment for children birth through age 12.
  • Teen Closet-Offers free new and gently used clothing for youth ages 13-21. Teen closet is open Thursdays from 2pm-6pm. Located on the lower level of the First Lutheran Church, 1100 E Superior Street, Duluth. Please use London Road entrance.


  • Together for Youth-A community outreach and support group for LGBTQ youth ages 14 to 20. Meets Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm at the Center for Changing Lives, 1422 E Superior Street, Duluth.


  • Working with families and individuals to solve debt and financial problems. Assists in setting up a realistic budget and payment plan to fit individual needs. Please call 888-577-2227 for more information.

  • 218-626-2726
  • 888-577-2227 (financial line)