RHYTPA Fact Sheet
NN4Y March 2018 Press Release
Endorsing Organizations

Act Now to Reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act

  • Organizational Sign-on to this letter to show your organization’s support for the S. 2571/H.R. 5339, Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act (RHYTPA) to reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA). You can read and sign the letter to U.S. Congress HERE which summarizes some of the important updates. SHOW YOUR SUPPORT TODAY!

  • Share this sign-on letter for the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act (S. 2571,H.R. 5399) with your network: bit.ly/2HKwmsJ.

ACT NOW to #passRHYTPA by sending an email to all of your U.S. Reps. and telling them that we can do more to stop youth homelessness and human trafficking in America.  Cosponsor #RHYTPA: bit.ly/2u2H77S #ILoveRHYA #EndHumanTrafficking
NO MORE #HomelessYouth and #HumanTrafficking- Urge your Senator to #passRHYTPA to reauthorize RHYA: bit.ly/2u2H77S
ACT NOW: Urge Congress to #passRHYTPA! Sign on to this national letter: bit.ly/2HKwmsJ and call your representatives to #EndYouthHomelessness & #EndHumanTrafficking

The Runaway and Homeless Youth Act Provides:

Street Outreach Programs

Outreach to runaway, homeless and human trafficked youth to build relationships and refer youth to vital services at street locations and drop-in centers.

Basic Center Programs

Temporary housing with crisis intervention services to minors including counseling, family reunification and aftercare.

Transitional Living Programs

Longer-term housing with supportive services for homeless 16- to 20-year-olds, including education, job preparation, health care–funds Maternity Group Homes.

National Study of the Prevalence, Needs and Characteristics of Homeless Youth in America

Collects data about the runaway and homeless youth population in the United States in order to scale-to-need the crisis prevention and intervention services homeless youth need to thrive.

National Communication System for Runaway and Homeless Youth

National Runaway Safeline, 1-800-RUNAWAY; 1800RUNAWAY.org.

National Training & Technical Assistance Center

Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center

Act today.  It could save a life.

If you have any questions contact Eric Masten at eric.masten@nn4youth.org.

RHYA Reauthorization Activities

In 2018, Congress passed a two-year reauthorization of RHYA, but now a comprehensive longer-term authorization is necessary in order to comprehensively reauthorize RHYA, Congress must pass RHYTPA.

RHYTPA has not yet been introduced in the 116th Congress. Take action by calling and writing your Senators and Congress people, etc.

What RHYA Does

NO More Homeless Youth In America

No youth sleeping on the streets tonight.

No youth hungry and homeless tonight.