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National Network for Youth statement in response to children being separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border

National Network for Youth statement in response to children being separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border We are heartbroken that children were suddenly separated from their caregivers and placed in institutional care.  We are particularly concerned that the policies resulting in family separation were implemented as part of an effort to [...]

By |2018-08-22T13:45:13+00:00August 16, 2018|Blog Post|0 Comments

GROUNDBREAKING REPORT REVEALS SIGNIFICANT HOMELESSNESS AMONG AMERICA’S YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS

GROUNDBREAKING REPORT REVEALS SIGNIFICANT HOMELESSNESS AMONG AMERICA’S YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS Homelessness just as prevalent in rural, urban communities; 1 in 3 homeless young women are pregnant or parenting   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nov. 15, 2017 – Earlier today, Voices of Youth Count, an initiative of Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, released a first-of-its [...]

By |2017-11-21T15:54:05+00:00November 15, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

Why #ILoveRHYA: The Night Ministry in Chicago, IL

The Night Ministry has received RHY funding for our housing programs for youth & young adults experiencing homelessness since the mid-1990’s.  We proudly operate two RHYA-funded Basic Center Programs, a Street Outreach Program, and a Transitional Living Program. We believe that youth who experience homelessness need to have a variety of age- and developmentally-appropriate housing [...]

By |2017-09-28T10:48:58+00:00September 28, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

What You Need to Know About: HHS’s Youth At-Risk of Homelessness (YARH) Program

What You Need to Know About: HHS’s Youth At-Risk of Homelessness (YARH) Program Youth At-Risk of Homelessness (YARH) is the Children’s Bureau, within the Administration for Children and Families (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), multi-phase grant program to learn what works to prevent homelessness among Youth and Young Adults (YYA) with child welfare [...]

By |2017-09-26T10:17:51+00:00September 26, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

Why #ILoveRHYA: Urban Peak in Denver, CO

Every youth that walks through our doors at Urban Peak possesses an intimate and incredible story. Some of our youth may share similarities in these stories, but as each one unfolds in its own personal narrative I am reminded time and time again why I choose to work with runaway and homeless youth. Every week, [...]

By |2017-08-17T15:13:48+00:00August 17, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

Why #ILoveRHYA: Second Story in Vienna, VA

Second Story, formerly known as Alternative House, first opened its doors to runaway and at-risk teens in 1972 on the grounds of Lewinsville Presbyterian Church. Over the past 45 years, in addition to our teen shelter, we have expanded to include housing and case management for pregnant and parenting young mothers, housing assistance for youth [...]

By |2017-07-27T13:03:28+00:00July 27, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

Why #ILoveRHYA: The Center for Youth Services in Rochester, NY

The Center for Youth Services (The Center) has been providing services to runaway and homeless youth (RHY) and their families in Rochester, NY for over four decades. The Center was started by youth in the early 1970’s; our first Executive Director was 18 years old. The Center established the first Host Home program in New [...]

By Valerie Douglas, Director of Counseling & RHY Services, The Center for Youth Services, Inc., Rochester, NY|2017-06-22T14:39:23+00:00June 22, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

Why #ILoveRHYA: Youth Services in Tulsa, OK

Imagine you’re standing outside of a high school at the end of the day when the bell rings, and a wave of youth comes streaming out. Their chatter is infectious, upbeat. They are happy their school day is finished and eager to hang out with their friends, go to practice, see their families, or maybe [...]

By David C. Grewe, LCSW, Executive Director, Youth Services, Tulsa, OK |2017-06-15T13:43:23+00:00June 14, 2017|Blog Post, Uncategorized|0 Comments