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Issue Brief: Facts and Figures About Runaway and Homeless Youth

November 5, 2018

Causes of running away and homelessness among young people are many and varied, as are potential consequences. This issue brief provides some of the facts and figures related to runaway and homeless youth in the U.S.

Get to Know a Grantee: Bellefaire JCB

October 29, 2018

For this edition of Get to Know a Grantee, we feature Bellefaire JCB in Cleveland, Ohio. Bellefaire JCB offers services to almost 22,000 youth and their families each year through more than 25 programs.

Issue Brief: The Health Needs of Homeless Youth

October 29, 2018

Despite the importance of a healthy youth population, runaway and homeless youth face many barriers to physical health and many obstacles to obtaining care.

New Fact Sheet on Grant Writing Available

September 10, 2018

The Family and Youth Services Bureau recently released a new fact sheet, Grant-Writing Tips, which is available to download from our Publications page.


November 1-30 - National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM) 

October 31-November 1 - 2018 National Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Grantees Training in Austin, TX. Open to the public for the first time.

November 2 at 9:00 a.m. - Webinar hosted by Temple University and the Life After Trauma Organization. In Our Backyards: Pulling Back the Curtain on Homeless Youth Trauma

November 6 - Wear Green Day to raise awareness for NRPM. Post pictures to #NRPM2018

November 8-10 - 34th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Promoting Societal Change: Integrating Traumatic Stress Research, Practice, and Policy for Vulnerable Populations in Washington, DC

November 13 - Light the Night candlelight vigil to show solidarity with youth in crisis

November 20 - Teachable Tuesday about runaway and homeless youth statistics #NRPM2018

November 29 at 3:00 p.m. - National Runaway Safeline hosts NRPM Twitter Chat #NRPMChat