Support Systems for Rural Homeless Youth

FYSB, in collaboration with the Children’s Bureau, has awarded five-year grants to six states: Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Vermont. The special project focuses on improving coordination of services and creating additional supports for rural youth to improve their circumstances and to enhance connections in three areas:

  • Survival support services, such as housing, health care, substance abuse, and mental health
  • Community, such as community service, youth and adult partnerships, mentoring, peer support groups, and Positive Youth Development activities
  • Education and employment, such as high school and General Equivalency Diploma (GED) completion, postsecondary education, employment and training