National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth Fact Sheet
The National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth (NCFY) is an information resource of the Family and Youth Services Bureau within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NCFY helps current and prospective FYSB grantees – and anyone else who works with at-risk youth and families – to realize their goals, better serve their communities and improve the lives of young people and their families. FYSB established NCFY in 1992.
NCFY Products and Services:
Whether you’re a youth worker, concerned parent or young person working to help your peers, NCFY's extensive research library and network of grantees can help you find the information you need. Some of the most popular services include:
Finding grant opportunities and information about promising practices for new and established youth programs
Connecting nonprofit organizations and community members to like-minded potential partners in their city, state or region
Highlighting promising practices from successful youth- and family-serving organizations across the country through award-winning free publications and newsletters
Maintaining the NCFY Literature Database, which contains thousands of journal articles and other publications on youth and family issues
- Promoting evidence-based practices that enable every young person to experience safety, permanent connections, self-sufficiency and well-being.
You can get help from NCFY by contacting them, accessing their research library, or subscribing to their e-newsletter. If you’re looking for advice on how to get your own ideas off the ground, try the Guide to Starting and Managing a Youth Program.
National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth
5515 Security Lane, Suite 800
North Bethesda, MD 20852