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National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families


Youth Homelessness and Trafficking: A Conversation with NRS’s Susan Frankel

Runaway and homeless youth remain vulnerable to labor and sex trafficking for a variety of reasons. On the occasion of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, NCHYF spoke with National Runaway Safeline CEO Susan Frankel about factors contributing to this dangerous overlap—and what can be done about it. 

NCHYF Voices: Bringing Street Outreach Experience to DC's Point-in-Time Count

Dan Davis has been a street outreach worker in Washington, DC, for years, connecting homeless young people to services. In late January he joined 350 volunteers in the city's annual count of people experiencing homelessness. As he canvassed the streets, Dan explained what street outreach professionals who work with young people bring to this important civic event.

Community Mapping Connects Youth to Their Neighborhoods

The nonprofit organization buildOn uses "community mapping" to familiarize young people with their neighbors and inspire them to help.

Youth Speak Out: Billy Iannuzzi

A member of two prominent youth advocacy boards explains how leadership opportunities can help young people overcome experiences with bullying.