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Covenant House
Covenant House is the largest privately-funded childcare agency in the United States providing shelter and service to homeless and runaway youth. Their website provides information on the services they provide and includes a map of their locations across North America.
Visit the Covenant House website.

Homeless Shelter Directory
The Homeless Shelter Directory (HSD) website provides a list of homeless shelters by state.
Visit the HSD website.

Runaway and Homeless Youth Program
Through the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program (RHY), the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) supports street outreach, emergency shelters, and longer-term transitional living and maternity group home programs to serve and protect runaway and homeless youth. Learn more about the RHY program and find contact information for a RHY grantee in your area.
Visit the webpage. provides a list of homeless shelters by state.
Visit the website.

The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is a faith-based charitable organization seeking to meet human needs without discrimination. The Salvation Army website includes the ability to search for services, including shelter, by zip code.
Visit the Salvation Army website.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Local Homeless Assistance
The mission of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. The HUD website includes information about HUD programs, including local homeless assistance.
Visit the HUD local homeless assistance webpage.

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The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) is the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program. NCHE is housed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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