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The Power of Mentoring

December 2, 2019

National Runaway Prevention Month is a time for all of us in this field to take stock of our work and the approaches we take to help at-risk youth. The Latin American Youth Center in Washington, D.C., emphasizes mentoring as a way to connect with young people and show them their potential.

New Resources from HRSA

November 26, 2019

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) developed two new brochures to alert women and their families and friends to the symptoms and seriousness of depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy, and how to get treatment. Also available are resources to help community health workers learn more about prevention and early identification of fetal exposure to alcohol and other drugs.

The National Runaway Safeline, the Family and Youth Services Bureau, and RHY Leaders Mark NRPM 2019!

November 25, 2019

On November 6, 2019, national and local stakeholders for runaway and homeless youth (RHY) gathered at Sasha Bruce Youthwork in Washington, D.C., to kick off National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM) and celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act.

Get to Know a Grantee: The Colorado Rural Collaborative

November 22, 2019

The Colorado Rural Collaborative for Runaway and Homeless Youth has served homeless and at-risk youth in rural communities for more than a decade. Currently, the Rural Collaborative is in its second year of its current Basic Center Program (BCP) grant. This RHY program covers a wide geographic region within Colorado’s Balance of State Continuum of Care (CoC) from the Western Slope to Southern Colorado to the Northeast Quadrant of the State. For this edition of Get to Know a Grantee, we spoke with Denise McHugh and Kippi Clausen who co-lead the Rural Collaborative.


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December 1 – World AIDS Day

December 3 – #Giving Tuesday

December 3-5 – 2019 Global Youth Justice Conference in Las Vegas, NV

December 6 at 1:00 p.m. ET. SchoolHouse Connection & National Alliance for Public Charter Schools webinar: Serving Students Experiencing Homelessness in Charter Schools

December 10 – True Colors United fundraiser: Cyndia Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays in Los Angeles, CA

December 12 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Coalition for Juvenile Justice webinar: Rules of Engagement: Sustaining Youth Collaboration in Programs and State Advisory Groups