RHYTPA Fact Sheet
RHYTPA Section-by-Section
Endorsing Organizations
Advocacy Email Template
Recorded RHYTPA of 2019 Webinar – 11/26/19
RHYTPA of 2019 PPT – 11/26/19
November 2019 Press Release- RHYTPA

Take Action in Support of The Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act of 2019 (RHYTPA) (H.R. 5191/S. 2916)

Take Action on Social Media

Please help us activate your network and policymakers by using our social media toolkit and graphics to educate them about the value of RHYA programs and the critical need to serve runaway, homeless, and exploited youth in your community. We have developed social media images and tools for you to use.

2019 RHYTPA Social Media Toolkit

Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act (RHYTPA), H.R. 5191/S. 2916, will strengthen federal support so communities can #endyouthhomelessness. Learn more: http://bit.ly/NN4Yrhya  @nn4youth #passRHYTPA

Research shows that 4.2 million young people experience homelessness in our country every year. Let’s invest in our young people and our future and #passRHYTPA, H.R. 5191/S. 2916 http://bit.ly/NN4Yrhya @nn4youth

The Runaway and Homeless Youth Act Provides:

Street Outreach Programs

Outreach to runaway, homeless, trafficked, and exploited youth to build relationships and refer youth to vital services at street locations and drop-in centers.

Basic Center Programs

Temporary housing with crisis intervention services to minors including counseling, family reunification, and aftercare.

Transitional Living Programs

Longer-term housing with supportive services for homeless 16 to 21 years of age, including case management and connection to education, job preparation, and health care services–funds Maternity Group Homes for pregnant and parenting youth.

National Study of the Prevalence, Needs and Characteristics of Homeless Youth in America

Cata collection and research about runaway and homeless youth in American so we can scale-to-need prevention, crisis, and intervention services and housing.

National Communications System

N24/7 national phone and online communications system which connects youth and families in crisis with prevention services and reunifies families through a messaging service.

National Technical Assistance Center

Provides training and technical assistance to all RHYA grantees through in-person and online training, one-on-one consultation, and various materials.

Rural Demonstration Grants

Secretary may make competitive grants to states, localities and private entities to provide services to runaway and homeless youth in rural areas.

Act today.  It could save a life.

If you have any questions contact Jo Ann Paanio at joann.paanio@nn4youth.org.

House Hearing Held on Runaway and Homeless Youth Act – July 16, 2019

We are proud that two NN4Y leaders testified before the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services at the hearing on the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 2:00 PM ET.


  • David Baker, NN4Y Young Leader and Support Specialist with the YMCA Youth & Family Services, San Diego, CA
  • Melinda Giovengo, NN4Y Board Chair and CEO of YouthCare, Seattle, WA
  • Dr. Matthew Morton, Principal Researcher of Voices of Youth Count,  Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
  • Robert G. Lowery Jr., Vice President, Missing Children Division, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Watch Recorded Hearing

NO More Youth Homeless In America

No youth sleeping on the streets tonight.

No youth hungry and homeless tonight.