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

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 Better Futures […]

October 12, 2016
Better Futures is in the news!

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, are opening […]

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

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 site, Minnesota’s […]

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

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 and ReUse Warehouse, […]

February 9, 2016
Integrated-care approach reduces recidivism

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 population to spike in recent years. From Minnpost: Since 2000, the rate of incarceration — the number of inmates per 100,000 residents — went up 42 […]

Better Futures Minnesota seeks to disrupt this growing public health crisis through effective, 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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