Runaway and Homeless Youth

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Get to Know a Grantee: Project Oz
This month, we feature Project Oz in Bloomington, IL. In addition to their BCP, MGH, TLP, and SOP grants from FYSB, Project Oz has a special TLP grant to help them implement housing for survivors of human trafficking. In commemoration of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Lisa Thompson, Project Oz Executive Director, discusses the overlap between runaway and homeless youth and trafficking-survivor services.

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Get to Know a Grantee: Bellefaire JCB
For this edition of Get to Know a Grantee, we feature Bellefaire JCB in Cleveland, Ohio. Bellefaire JCB offers services to almost 22,000 youth and their families each year through more than 25 programs.

Teens sitting in chairs in a waiting area.

The Health Needs of Homeless Youth
Despite the importance of a healthy youth population, runaway and homeless youth face many barriers to physical health and many obstacles to obtaining care.

Teens sitting in chairs in a waiting area.

The Health Needs of Homeless Youth
Despite the importance of a healthy youth population, runaway and homeless youth face many barriers to physical health and many obstacles to obtaining care.

Midwest Youth Services employee talking on the phone

Get to Know a Grantee: Midwest Youth Services
In our new series, Get to Know a Grantee, we'll be sharing FYSB grantees' responses to a set of questions about their programs, experiences, and innovative approaches to helping runaway and homeless youth. Today, we feature Midwest Youth Services of Jacksonville, IL.

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New Fact Sheet a Pathfinder to Food Assistance Resources
The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides direct food assistance to eligible individuals and families. A recent factsheet may help RHY program grantees and other organizations identify food assistance sources for their clients in need.

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Available Now! New Report to Congress on RHY Program
New Report to Congress details FYSB RHY program activities and accomplishments.

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FYSB Posts Updated Program Area Factsheets
The Family & Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) recently posted fact sheets describing its Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) grant program areas, updated for January 2018.

A group of homeless youths walking on a sidewalk at night.

Counting Homeless Youth — Seven Tips to Get It Right!
On the heels of the 2018 Point in Time count, we look at lessons learned for accurate counts of local homeless youth populations.

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.

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