The Family & Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) recently posted fact sheets describing its Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) grant program areas, updated for January 2018.
FYSB currently awards grants in four areas. Click the links below to view the fact sheet for each program:
- FYSB’s Basic Center Program funds programs providing youth up to age 18 with emergency, short-term shelter, food, clothing, counseling, and referrals for health care. Basic centers provided emergency shelter for more than 31,000 youth in FY 2016.
- The Transitional Living Program provides a safety net and strong emotional support system for young people ages 16 to 22 to transition into self-sufficiency. FYSB-funded transitional living programs helped more than 5,000 homeless youth transition to life on their own in FY 2016.
- The Maternity Group Home Program, part of the Transitional Living Program, provides intensive support to homeless pregnant and/or parenting young people ages 16 to 22, teaching them parenting skills as well as child development, family budgeting, health and nutrition, and other skills.
- The Street Outreach Program promotes efforts by its grantees to build relationships between street outreach workers and runaway, homeless, and street youth. With the goal of preventing the sexual abuse or exploitation of young people living on the streets or in unstable housing, the Street Outreach Program funds services such as access to emergency shelter, survival aid, trauma-informed treatment and counseling, and crisis intervention.
For more information on applying for and managing FYSB-funded grants, click here.