National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

Available Now! New Report to Congress on RHY Program

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In fiscal years (FY) 2014 and 2015, Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs provided services to more than 30,000 youth in emergency shelters, served another 3,000 youth in longer term shelters, and made more than 450,000 contacts with youth on the street.

These and other achievements of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program of the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) are described in the just-published Report to Congress on the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015. The most recent biennial report outlines the uses and impact of congressional funding during FY2014 and FY2015, for which runaway and homeless youth programs received approximately $114 million in federal grant funds each year. These funds were provided to grantees in FYSB's three program areas: Basic Center Programs, Transitional Living Programs and Maternity Group Home Programs, and Street Outreach Programs.

The Report to Congress includes a brief executive summary of key points and data. Subsequent chapters cover each of the grant programs — Basic Center, Transitional Living and Maternity Group Home, and Street Outreach — in greater detail. Additional chapters describe other FYSB activities and initiatives, including the National Runaway Safeline and the Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center, progress made on the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program Monitoring System, and research efforts.

Read the complete Report to Congress on the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015!