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November 30, 2016
First person: "I learned patience and humbleness. I also learned about manhood."

rx online Better Futures Minnesota engages men who have had a history of incarceration, homelessness, poverty, and untreated mental and physical health challenges to help them achieve self-sufficiency and a better future for themselves and their communities. Ronald shares his story about how Better Futures Minnesota helped him walk a positive path in life. How did […]

October 12, 2016
Better Futures is in the news!

rx online Reuse and deconstruction are growing in Minnesota, and we're excited about the opportunities to help lead Minnesota to a cleaner, Zero Waste future! Recently, we were featured in the Star Tribune, where Neal St. Anthony highlighted our ReUse Warehouse, online store, and deconstruction services. Two nonprofit enterprises, Better Futures Minnesota and Habitat for Humanity, […]

August 23, 2016
Better Futures grows reuse with new online store

rx online At Better Futures Minnesota, we’re excited to be growing and making an impact on the lives of men and Minnesota's environment. Earlier this spring, we relocated our ReUse Warehouse to South Minneapolis near the “Minnehaha Mile,” a shopping district dedicated to recycled, reused, and reclaimed products. Most recently, Better Futures launched a brand-new online e-commerce […]

June 19, 2016
Join us at the Zero Waste Fair June 28

rx online At Better Futures, we're dedicated to transforming the lives of the men we serve while also working to support a movement to get to zero waste in Minnesota. We believe zero waste is includes reusing as much as possible—including building materials that make up the majority of landfills—and reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that comes […]

March 14, 2016
Deconstruction and reuse can offset CO2 emissions in Minnesota

rx online A 2015 Yale University study shows that 12.8 percent of total materials in landfills is construction and demolition waste. Of those building materials, nearly 80 percent could have been recycled or reused. Better Futures Minnesota’s deconstruction services recycles or reuses 75 to 85 percent of all building materials. In 2015, through our deconstruction services […]

February 9, 2016
Integrated-care approach reduces recidivism

rx online Mass incarceration is a growing problem, and it's a growing problem in Minnesota. As MinnPost reported in June, harsher penalties for DWIs, drugs, and other offenses caused the state’s prison equibol population to spike in recent years. From Minnpost: Since 2000, the rate of incarceration — the number of inmates per 100,000 residents — […]

Better Futures Minnesota seeks to disrupt this growing public health crisis through effective, efficient, and compassionate practices and services that work to avoid victimization costs and provide men with the opportunities they need to become productive citizens, fathers, employees, and neighbors.
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