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Ain Dah Yung (Our Home) Center

Mission Statement: To provide a healing place for American Indian youth and families to thrive in safety and wholeness.

The Ain Dah Yung Center – which means “our home” in the Ojibwe language – is an emergency shelter for runaway and homeless American Indian youth. 

ADYC is a cornerstone for community healing. We are committed to ensuring that American Indian youth and families in the Twin Cities area retain access to their Indigenous rights of community belonging and culturally identity.

ADYC started as an Emergency Shelter and established its own 501(c)3 nonprofit status in 1991. After operating the Emergency Shelter for 13 years, ADYC opened the Beverley A. Benjamin Youth Lodge.  ADYC has gradually developed accompanying services and programs that address both the immediate needs of youth in crisis and proactively impact systemic issues at the root of homelessness with long-term positive results.

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