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Racism is a Public Health Threat

The National Network for Youth works to address and respond to youth homelessness and in doing so recognizes the systemic oppression that has been institutionalized and continues to impact black and brown lives. Now is the time for each and every one of us to look within and ask [...]

Making Time for Self Care

The day I decided to write and explore the benefits and challenges of practicing self-care was the day my temperature spiked nearly five degrees. I took two extra strength Tylenol and exhausted my to-do list. I felt fine otherwise, and assumed the 101.4 fever would go away in a [...]

Yorri Berry, Director of Youth Partnerships, National Network for YouthMay 14, 2020|Blog Post|

Staying Connected While Practicing Social Distancing

It is unquestionable that COVID-19 has heavily impacted not only our nation, but the entire world. I have to be frank, when all of the major media platforms began explaining what COVID-19 was and what the projected outcomes of this virus were, I was struck with fear because nothing [...]

Benjamin Saldana, National Youth Advisory CouncilMarch 27, 2020|Blog Post|

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 [...]

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