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: YouthWorks in North Dakota

Josh first came into contact with Youthworks through the emergency shelter after successfully completing Job Corps at 17. Josh had had multiple interactions with the child welfare system prior to enrolling in Job Corps due to parent-child conflict and substance usage within the home.   Upon first entering the Basic Center [...]

Why #ILoveRHYA: The Center for Youth Services in Rochester, NY

The Center for Youth Services (The Center) has been providing services to runaway and homeless youth (RHY) and their families in Rochester, NY for over four decades. The Center was started by youth in the early 1970’s; our first Executive Director was 18 years old. The Center established the first [...]

Valerie Douglas, Director of Counseling & RHY Services, The Center for Youth Services, Inc., Rochester, NYJune 22, 2017|Blog Post|

Why #ILoveRHYA: YouthCare in Seattle, WA

For over 40 years, YouthCare has been the leading provider of services for homeless youth and young adults ages 12-24 in Seattle/King County. Established in 1974 as a 3-bed shelter for runaway and homeless youth, YouthCare has since grown to 13 sites serving over 1400 youth every year. YouthCare has [...]

Melinda Giovengo, PhD., CEO, YouthCare in Seattle, WAJune 8, 2017|Blog Post, News|

Representatives Reichert and Yarmuth Introduce the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Network for Youth applauded the introduction of landmark legislation in the House yesterday to support vulnerable youth across the country. Yesterday, Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA) and Congressman John Yarmuth (D-KY) introduced a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) (42 U.S.C. 5701 et seq.). The National Network for Youth has been leading the reauthorization of RHYA with its partners and convened a group of 35 experts who collaborated and developed recommendations for critical updates to the legislation.

As Holidays Approach, Senate Leaves Kids Out In the Cold

WASHINGTON, DC – As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, Congress stands to decide whether to help America's homeless youth or leave them out in the cold, said the National Network for Youth, the nation's leading network of homeless youth community based service providers, advocates and allies. For 40 years federally-funded runaway and homeless youth programs have been providing critical services to youth all across America.

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