RHY Partners

Department of Education Seal

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) promotes student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence. ED includes many important organizations and resources of interest to the RHY service community, including the National Center for Homeless Education. ED works to ensure equal access under the McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Act.

ED is a member of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.

https://ed.gov/

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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) enforces the law, ensures public safety, provides leadership in preventing and controlling crime, and protects the fair and impartial administration of justice. Several DOJ programs and resources are of interest to the RHY service community, including the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Program and the Office for Victims of Crime.

DOJ is a member of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.

https://www.justice.gov/

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) promotes the welfare of U.S. wage earners, job seekers, and retirees; improves working conditions; advances opportunities for profitable employment; and assures work-related benefits and rights. DOL offers several programs and resources of interest to runaway and homeless youth service providers, including the Employment and Training Administration’s Division of Youth Services and the Wage and Hour Division’s YouthRules! Initiative.

DOL is a member of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.

https://www.dol.gov/

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) enhances and protects the health and well-being of all Americans by pursuing advances in medicine, public health, and social services. HHS administers several entities of interest to RHY service providers, including the Family and Youth Services Bureau and the Office on Trafficking in Persons. HHS also operates the National Human Trafficking Hotline.

HHS is a member of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.

https://www.hhs.gov/

Department of Housing and Urban Development Seal

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) seeks to create strong, sustainable inclusive communities and quality affordable housing. Several HUD programs and resources are committed to serving homeless and unstably housed youth and families. The HUD Exchange provides program information, guidance, services, and tools related to youth homelessness for community partners.

HUD is a member of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.

https://www.hud.gov/

U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Seal

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) is an independent agency within the U.S. executive branch that leads the implementation of the federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness. USICH collaborates with communities on the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program and the Youth/Young Adult with Child Welfare Involvement At-Risk of Homelessness grants.

All federal RHY partners are active members of USICH.

https://www.usich.gov/

Runaway and Homeless Youth Program icon

The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) funds an array of contracts and cooperative agreements to support its grantees and advance its mission to end youth homelessness. Collectively known as the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program Network (RHYPN), this partnership consists of organizations that provide guidance to clients, grantees, and the youth-serving field. In addition to the National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families, RHYPN consists of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Training & Technical Assistance Center and the National Runaway Safeline.