The National Network for Youth (NN4Y) is dedicated to preventing and eradicating youth homelessness in America. We work in communities with youth who have experienced homelessness, service providers, and systems to help accelerate the community’s progress in ending homelessness and human trafficking among young people. Together, we envision a future in which all young people have a safe place to call home with endless opportunities to achieve their fullest potential.

Founded in 1976 by community-based youth service-providers committed to shaping public policy and community practices to keep youth in crisis out of juvenile detention and child welfare systems and instead receive comprehensive community-based services. NN4Y has evolved, but its core mission has remained unwavering—to transform systems so that no young person in America experiences homelessness.

Millions of Youth and Young Adults experience homelessness in America.

Let’s put an end to it.

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MISSION

National Network for Youth is on a mission to transform systems so that no young person in America experiences homelessness.

VISION

National Network for Youth envisions a world where all young people have a safe place to call home with endless opportunities to reach their full potential.

VALUES

  • Respectwe value the expertise of young people with lived experiences of homelessness

  • Equity – we are driven to advance equitable systems and opportunities for young people
  • Collaboration – we partner with a diverse group of stakeholders

  • Solutions – we promote practical policy and practice solutions
  • Change – we seek to change mindsets, policies, and practices to transform systems at every level