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+00:00 June 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+00:00 June 14, 2017|Blog Post, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why #ILoveRHYA: YouthCare in Seattle, WA

For over 40 years, YouthCare has been the leading provider of services for homeless youth and young adults ages 12-24 in Seattle/King County. Established in 1974 as a 3-bed shelter for runaway and homeless youth, YouthCare has since grown to 13 sites serving over 1400 youth every year. YouthCare has led the way—both locally and [...]

By Melinda Giovengo, PhD., CEO, YouthCare in Seattle, WA| 2017-06-09T08:13:51+00:00 June 8, 2017|Blog Post, News|0 Comments

A Message From NN4Y’s New Board Chair

Greetings NN4Y Members, Melinda Giovengo, Chair of the National Network for Youth and CEO of YouthCare Hello from Seattle! This is Melinda Giovengo, PhD. – the CEO of YouthCare. Two weeks ago, I had the deep honor of being elected as the incoming Chairperson of the National Network for Youth’s Board of Directors. [...]

By | 2017-05-30T12:21:22+00:00 May 30, 2017|Network News|0 Comments

Summit 2017 a Snowy Success

Summit 2017 a Snowy Success NN4Y Youth Advisors open the Summit. Last week, advocates from around the country convened in Washington, DC for the 2017 National Summit on Youth Homelessness to discuss the intersection of youth and young adult homelessness practice and policy. By sharing practice and policy solutions with each other, everyone lefter [...]

By | 2017-03-23T16:07:51+00:00 March 23, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

Planning for the Baseline PIT Count in Your Community

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is conducting their 2017 annual Point-in-Time (PIT) count this January. HUD has declared 2017 as the baseline year for youth and young adult homelessness but what does that mean for young people and the programs serving them?  According to HUD, 2017 will be the year that [...]

By | 2017-06-08T13:32:18+00:00 November 23, 2016|Blog Post|0 Comments

Daybreak in Dayton: Innovations in Youth Housing

Daybreak, Inc., was founded in 1975 to operate a shelter for runaway and homeless children serving Dayton, Ohio, and surrounding areas. In the decades that followed, the organization took on additional challenges related to youth experiencing homelessness, including the creation of a program that subsidized apartments in the community for young adults. By 2002, Daybreak [...]

By By Holly Holtzen, PhD, Director of Research and Strategic Planning, OHFA; Bryan Grady, Research Analyst, OHFA; and Stephanie Casey Pierce, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University | 2017-03-12T17:13:39+00:00 September 27, 2016|Blog Post|0 Comments

We Updated Our Look!

Since 2015, the National Network for Youth has undergone a period of intense growth and development. We have hired three new team members, including full-time Directors of Public Policy and Youth Engagement. Meanwhile, NN4Y has expanded the breadth of our work by pursuing additional partnerships with policymakers, experts and organizations throughout the country. As a [...]

By | 2017-03-12T17:13:39+00:00 August 9, 2016|Network News|0 Comments

NN4Y is Expanding Our Partnerships with Young Leaders!

  Since 1974, the National Network for Youth (NN4Y) has pursued inclusive and collaborative solutions to youth homelessness in America. Today, we uphold that mission by announcing the expansion of our National Youth Advisory Council (NYAC)! We need your help in identifying formerly homeless young leaders, who are passionate about using their voice to create [...]

By | 2017-03-12T17:13:39+00:00 June 17, 2016|Network News|0 Comments