Runaway & Homeless Youth

Photo of a children's drawing that shows hand prints and the words: Dempson - I want to be a dinosaur.

"I Want to be a Dinosaur"

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow writes about the great work being done in Baltimore to help the homeless. 

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Mark Greenberg

A Systematic Approach to Ending Family Homelessness

This week the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness released a multi-pronged approach to ending family homelessness.

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Photo of William H. Bentley, Associate Commissioner of Family and Youth Services Bureau.

40 Years of Impact: The Runaway and Homeless Youth Act

RHY Act authorized a system of emergency shelters for runaway and homeless youth that provided food, shelter and support.

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Photo of William H. Bentley, Associate Commissioner of Family and Youth Services Bureau.

Supporting the Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking with Our Grantee Partners

Family and Youth Services Bureau hosted a discussion on the federal strategic plan with service providers of runaway and homeless youth and domestic violence survivors across the nation.

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President John F. Kennedy and Katherine Brownell Oettinger, Chief of the Children’s Bureau. (Abbie Rowe, White House Photographs, JFK Presidential Library & Museum, Boston)

The Children’s Bureau’s Tradition of Leadership

History of agency's leaders detailed in new e-book "The Children's Bureau Legacy: Ensuring the Right to Childhood."

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Teenage girl crying on the phone.

This November, Join Us in Marking National Runaway Prevention Month

In its last runaway study, the Department of Justice  reported more than 1.6 million youth ran away or were kicked out of their homes.

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Rev. Brook Bello of More Too Life, Inc.; Acting Assistant Sec. George Sheldon; and Minh Dang, Human Trafficking scholar.

Much Anticipated Child Welfare Guidance on Human Trafficking Released

Guidance is a road map for how to identify, engage, serve and ultimately restore victims.

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Photo of young teens carrying books.

LGBTQ Youth at High Risk of Becoming Human Trafficking Victims

LGBTQ youth are more likely than their straight counterparts to be bullied by their peers, ostracized by their communities, or fall prey to the scourge of child sex trafficking.

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Putting College Within the Reach of Homeless Youth

ACF's Family and Youth Services Bureau plays an important role in helping unaccompanied young people access a college education.

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National Runaway Safeline logo that features the words and a house with a path.

National Communication System for Runaway and Homeless Youth Changes Its Name

On January 15, the National Runaway Switchboard became the National Runaway Safeline, a federally designated national communication system funded by the Family and Youth Services Bureau that connects runaway and homeless youth to services and support.

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