National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

Runaway and Homeless Youth

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Youth Speak Out: 'Sometimes You Have to Hit Rock Bottom'
A former runaway and her father discuss her struggles with drug use and childhood abuse and the relationships that helped them both recover.

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Aftercare: Staying in Touch With Youth After They Have Left the System
In this publication, we take a look at how Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs continue to serve young clients after they leave the system and provides tips on facilitating successful transitions to adult independent living.

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