National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

Runaway and Homeless Youth

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Street Outreach Video Series
SAMHSA launches a video series as a training tool for street outreach workers.

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Using Ice Breakers
New small-group activities to make your program stronger.

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New Tool for Working with Undocumented Homeless Youth
A new publication helps youth workers and educators better serve undocumented homeless youth.

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Bright Idea: With Training, Host Homes Offer LGBTQ Youth a Safe Harbor
Program directors from Avenues for Homeless Youth (Minneapolis) and UCAN (Chicago) explain why host homes can be uniquely well-suited living arrangements for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth in transition.


FYSB Announces Art Contest for Youth Programs
Want FYSB to help you showcase the creativity of your youth and making your program brighter?  Enter FYSB's Art Contest for Youth Programs!

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Making Homeless Youth Count
A new tool provides step-by-step suggestions for including youth in point-in-time homeless counts.

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Youth Speak Out: 'Sometimes You Have to Hit Rock Bottom'
A former runaway and her father discuss her struggles with drug use and childhood abuse and the relationships that helped them both recover.

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Voices From the Field: Maureen Blaha
The executive director of the National Runaway Safeline answers our questions about "Why They Run: An In-depth Look at America’s Runaway Youth."

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Aftercare: Staying in Touch With Youth After They Have Left the System
In this publication, we take a look at how Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs continue to serve young clients after they leave the system and provides tips on facilitating successful transitions to adult independent living.