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The Runaway and Homeless Youth Act

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The Runaway and Homeless Youth Act authorizes community-based runaway and homeless youth projects to provide temporary shelter and care to runaway or otherwise homeless youth who are in need of temporary shelter, counseling, and aftercare services.

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Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB): Runaway and Homeless Youth Program
Through the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program (RHY), 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 FYSB Runaway and Homeless Youth webpage.

Report to Congress on the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015
In fiscal years (FY) 2014 and 2015, Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Programs provided services to more than 30,000 youth in emergency shelters, served another 3,000 youth in longer term shelters, and made more than 450,000 contacts with youth on the street. This report includes a brief executive summary of key points and data. Subsequent chapters cover each of the RHY grant programs Basic Center, Transitional Living and Maternity Group Home, and Street Outreach in greater detail. Additional chapters describe other FYSB activities and initiatives, including the National Runaway Safeline and the Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center, progress made on the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program Monitoring System, and research efforts.
Download the Report to Congress on the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015.


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