As we grapple with George Floyd's death, policy brutality and the Twin Cities' unrest, you may be asking yourself, "What now?" "How do I be an ally?" "What can I do?"

Change starts in your home and in ourselves. If you're looking for resources to learn, look through Avenues' recommended readings that we encourage new host homes to read. These resources help us understand our own racism, systems of oppression and what youth at Avenues experience everyday. At Avenues, we know that there is no one reason why youth experience homelessness – it’s intersectional. Systems of oppression, racism and poverty are of the root causes of homelessness. Without addressing these systems, homelessness will persist. Check out the resources in the "Read and Examine" section.