Face to Face strives to serve youth by providing comprehensive services. Our goal is to make our community strong by helping our youth thrive. In response to the challenges that 2020 has brought, we have adapted and initiated new programming to support youth where they need
it most. Learn about some of our new programs below!
Workforce Development – Funded by Ramsey County, our Workforce Development Program prepares youth ages 18-24 for employment. Over the course of 6-8 weeks, youth receive professional training, gain employment skills, develop a personalized career plan, and intern at a local organization – all while getting paid!
Hotel Program – Our Hotel Program was instilled in Spring 2020 with funding from the Department of Human Services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hotel Program provides temporary shelter, meals, safety planning, and case management services for up to 20 youth at a time while they stay in local hotels.
Human Trafficking – Face to Face was awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs and its component, the Office for Victims of Crime to assist survivors of sexual exploitation and human trafficking in the East Metro. The grant will be spent over 24 months to provide transitional or short-term housing assistance, employment training, case management and therapy.
Project for Peace – Funded by St. Paul Children’s Collaborative, Face to Face will partner with the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office to help prevent future violence, especially gun violence, of youth age 17 and younger. Face to Face will create preventative programming at SafeZone as well and intervene with youth who are referred to us by the County Attorney for a charge of possession of a weapon, disorderly conduct and assault. Our unique approach addresses the underlying factors that contribute to the youth possessing a weapon, and helps strengthen their skills to decrease the use of violence in the future.