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What You Need to Know About the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)

What You Need to Know About the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) was signed in to law as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act in February 2018. FFPSA implements widespread child welfare reform that specifically focuses on keeping families together to prevent young people from [...]

By |2018-08-23T15:10:44+00:00August 23, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why #ILoveRHYA: Bill Wilson Center in Santa Clara County, CA

RHYA funding allows Bill Wilson Center to provide thousands of nights of safe sleep for hundreds of runaway and homeless youth in Silicon Valley along with thousands of youth and family counseling sessions and support services. BWC’s Crisis Residential Center, our Quetzal House for chronic runaway girls and our Maternity Transitional Living Program each benefits [...]

By |2017-08-31T13:28:30+00:00August 31, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why #ILoveRHYA: YouthWorks in North Dakota

Josh first came into contact with Youthworks through the emergency shelter after successfully completing Job Corps at 17. Josh had had multiple interactions with the child welfare system prior to enrolling in Job Corps due to parent-child conflict and substance usage within the home.   Upon first entering the Basic Center Program, Josh had a goal [...]

By |2017-07-20T09:39:44+00:00July 20, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why #ILoveRHYA: Larkin Street Youth Services in San Francisco, CA

Larkin Street Youth Services has received Basic Center Program funds since 1989 and Street Outreach Program funds since 1996 from the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) grants. Together, these programs support critical engagement services for runaway and homeless youth in San Francisco. These funds ensure that we can connect youth who are on the [...]

By |2017-07-13T10:15:39+00:00July 13, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why #ILoveRHYA: Pathfinders in Milwaukee, WI

Pathfinders began in 1970, serving runaway and homeless street youth that were highly visible on the east side of Milwaukee. Our clients and our organization suffer from romanticized memories of that tumultuous time period, implying our youthful clients merely test their boundaries in search of greater independence. The realities of generations of trauma in our [...]

By |2017-07-12T20:51:19+00:00July 6, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why #ILoveRHYA: Project Oz in Bloomington, IL

Project Oz was established in the community in 1973, and has been the only agency  in McLean County to serve runaway and homeless youth since 1985 with our Basic Center, SOP, TLP, and MGH programs. We are a team of passionate, caring individuals who have served thousands of youth during those years by offering street based [...]

By |2017-06-29T11:09:53+00:00June 28, 2017|Uncategorized|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