Youth Specialist, Minneapolis, MN - September 7, 2016
The Link provides very important programs for youth and generally does a great job giving youth in need the stability they have often lacked. This agency will continue to grow and be a leader for the population it serves I have no doubt. I think some of their problems are typical of organizations that are similar: strong administrative staff, dedicated direct care staff (for the most part) but some really poor program management practices in some but not all of the programs they run as some programs have no direction and very hands off leadership, which leaves a lot of staff unsure about their roles. some programs that need strong leadership and consistent programming and structure just continue to have none. long term housing programs are the most stable programs they offer for both youth and staff.