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Release: Rep. Lucy Rehm Visits Hope House in Chanhassen

Friday, October 27, 2023

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Yesterday, October 26th, State Representative Lucy Rehm (DFL-Chanhassen) toured the Hope House, a six-bed, short-term emergency shelter for youth experiencing, or are at risk of experiencing homelessness.? The facility, which is located in Chanhassen, helps youth in crisis live in a shared community, participate in group activities, attend their regular school and activities, and access supportive services.

“I appreciated the opportunity to tour Hope House and meet the incredible staff who pour their whole hearts into providing a safe space for youth in crisis,” said Rep. Rehm. “Without proper housing, young people are more likely to experience sexual exploitation, chemical dependency, and emotional trauma. I’m grateful to Hope House for showing me the important work they’re doing for our communities and the region.”

Hope House is seeking $2 million from the state legislature to build a new addition that will double bed capacity, add a restroom, and create more space for crisis intake and counseling. 

The legislative session begins February 12, 2024.