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National Network for Youth statement in response to children being separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border

National Network for Youth statement in response to children being separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border We are heartbroken that children were suddenly separated from their caregivers and placed in institutional care.  We are particularly concerned that the policies resulting in family separation were implemented as [...]

Why #ILoveRHYA: The Night Ministry in Chicago, IL

The Night Ministry has received RHY funding for our housing programs for youth & young adults experiencing homelessness since the mid-1990’s.  We proudly operate two RHYA-funded Basic Center Programs, a Street Outreach Program, and a Transitional Living Program. We believe that youth who experience homelessness need to have a variety [...]

Why #ILoveRHYA: Urban Peak in Denver, CO

Every youth that walks through our doors at Urban Peak possesses an intimate and incredible story. Some of our youth may share similarities in these stories, but as each one unfolds in its own personal narrative I am reminded time and time again why I choose to work with runaway [...]

Why #ILoveRHYA: Second Story in Vienna, VA

Second Story, formerly known as Alternative House, first opened its doors to runaway and at-risk teens in 1972 on the grounds of Lewinsville Presbyterian Church. Over the past 45 years, in addition to our teen shelter, we have expanded to include housing and case management for pregnant and parenting young [...]

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