Productive shift, we met in downtown St. Paul and talked to a girl about a shelter opening tonight and she called at seven and got the bed, she advocated for herself which is an amazing skill. Another youth is staying in a program that puts her in a hotel for “as long as she needs” which i don’t understand but whatever it is its working for her so we dropped her off there. I have know her for a long time so its great she can get more stable.
I was sad today, a youth that i have known for almost three years aged out of youth shelters today. I believe he will accomplish amazing things but its hard to watch a person lose a resource. I know that most of our programs in MN only work with people under 21, and like my supervisor said even when we go to under 24 we will look at 25 year olds ageing out and wonder why we cant use our resources up to 30.
No new youth at DDC which is always a plus. Tonight we mostly had to conduct emergency case management so we only had 8 contacts, but we got a lot accomplished.