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Human Trafficking Prevention and Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Go Hand in Hand for One Miami Grantee

January 30, 2020

Trinity Church's Peacemakers Family Center has offered the PlanBe__ adolescent pregnancy prevention program since 2006. Now the Miami-based FYSB grantee is adding human trafficking prevention work to the mix.

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Get to Know a Grantee: Center for Youth Services

January 22, 2020

On the occasion of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, NCHYF spoke with Valerie Douglas, Director of Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs at the Center for Youth Services (CYS) in Rochester, New York. A FYSB Runaway and Homeless Youth program grantee for more than 20 years, CYS operates the Safe Harbour program, which provides services and advocacy for youth survivors of human trafficking and youth at risk of being trafficked.

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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.

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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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