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National Runaway Prevention Month: Shining a Light on Runaway and Homeless Youth Issues

November 25, 2020

By Elizabeth Darling, Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families . A key component of the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Program’s mission is supporting programs that work every day to provide essential services and a safe place to youth experiencing homelessness nationwide.


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Get to Know a Grantee: The Night Ministry

August 19, 2020

The Night Ministry offers shelter, health care, and social services, and more to unhoused people of all ages in Chicago. Their youth-focused programming began nearly 30 years ago, and they have been a Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) grantee for that same time. The National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families (NCHYF) spoke to Betsy Carlson, MSW, The Night Ministry’s director of youth programs, to learn about their work and the way it has changed since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis.


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Preparing for Back to School in Unusual Times – Highlights from the Webinar

August 7, 2020

As we approach the start of the 2020-21 school year, it’s safe to say that this will be a very different back-to-school season. For homeless and at-risk youth, education instability during the COVID-19 pandemic has been especially devastating. On July 23, 2020, the National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families (NCHYF) hosted a live panel discussion to explore how Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) grantees, youth service organizations, and education professionals can work together to ensure homeless youth get the help and services they need during the upcoming school year.


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Preparing for Reopening from COVID-19

August 7, 2020

As the country begins to reopen after months of COVID-19 closures, every state looks a little different. There are several common considerations that all youth service organizations should know as normal activity slowly resumes. Fortunately, there are federal guidelines for the phases which can help your organization prepare and tap into resources to learn more.


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