< Back to Search

Family & Youth Services Bureau Network of Support

Published: January 16, 2015
Family Violence Prevention and Services (FVPSA), Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY), Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (APP)
fact sheet, resource directory

The Family and Youth Services Bureau funds an array of contracts and cooperative agreements to support its grantees and advance the family and youth work field.  The Network of Support consists of organizations that provide guidance to clients, grantees and the field.

Type of Provider

Organization Name

Major Responsibilities



National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families


The National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families (NCHYF, or the Runaway and Homeless Youth Clearinghouse) is a free information service for the family and youth work field—including FYSB grantees and aspiring grantees. Services include branding and strategic communications, NCHYF and FYSB website content, research, subscriptions and book ordering, policy tracking, e-learning, social media, translation services, conference exhibits, and reports to Congress. NCHYF is the only federally-funded center of its kind dedicated to the runaway and homeless youth field.

Clearinghouse VAWnet: An Online Resource Library on Gender-based Violence

The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence operates VAWnet, the largest online library focused on violence against women and other forms of gender-based violence. VAWnet serves as FVPSA’s clearinghouse for domestic violence information and materials to the field on domestic violence policy, practice, and research. Approximately 4,400 documents are housed on VAWnet and it is highly utilized by anti-violence advocates, human service professionals, educators, faith leaders, and others interested in ending domestic and sexual violence. Subscriptions for the VAWnet eNewsletter and Special Announcements are available.

Hotline National Domestic Violence Hotline

The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides an immediate response to victims of domestic violence and their families, and a seamless referral system to community programs. The Hotline, operated 24/7 and available in 200 languages, including access for Deaf and Hard of Hearing callers, is the first step to safety for many callers whose unique situation is assessed and evaluated to meet short-term needs, and who receive local referrals to address the long-­term effects of family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence.

Hotline National Runaway Safeline

The National Runaway Safeline provides education and solution-focused interventions; offers non-sectarian, non-judgmental support; respects confidentiality; collaborates with volunteers; and responds to at-risk youth and their families 24/7. The Safeline coordinates National Runaway Prevention Month each November as well as other national runaway-related events and serves as the Federally-mandated National Communication System for the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program.

Hotline StrongHearts Native Helpline

StrongHearts Native Helpline offers culturally-appropriate support and resources to anyone affected by domestic violence or dating violence, specifically targeting American Indian/Alaska Natives. Native advocates provide peer-to-peer support and crisis intervention, assistance with safety planning, information and education, and referrals to local services. StrongHearts hours are Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CST. After hours, callers have the option to connect with The National Domestic Violence Hotline or to call back the next business day.

Resource Center Alaska Native Women's Resource Center

The Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center serves as the state resource center to reduce tribal disparities and improve the response and services available to Alaska Native victims of domestic violence statewide, especially those who are in geographically isolated areas.

Resource Center Asian and Pacific Islander Institute

The Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence is a national training and technical assistance provider and a clearinghouse on gender violence in Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities. The Institute seeks to inform violence prevention and interventions efforts, improve the cultural relevancy of services, provide tools to confront and change gender norms and conduct research and policy reviews.

Resource Center Battered Women's Justice Project

The Battered Women’s Justice Project promotes change within the civil and criminal justice systems that enhances their effectiveness in providing safety, security and justice for battered women and their families. BWJP provides technical assistance to multiple stakeholders, uses trainings and consultation to disseminate up-­to-­date research and promotes the implementation of best practices and policies.

Resource Center Casa de Esperanza

The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities advances effective responses to eliminate violence and promote healthy relationships within Latino families and communities. The NLN addresses four primary issues: increasing access for Latinos experiencing domestic violence through training and technical assistance, producing culturally relevant tools, conducting research that explores the context in which Latino families experience violence and interjecting these lived realities into policy efforts.

Resource Center National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health

The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health improves the response of domestic violence programs, mental health systems and the criminal justice and civil legal systems to domestic violence survivors and their children. The Center (1) promotes dialogue between domestic violence and mental health organizations, policy-­makers and survivor/advocacy groups; (2) builds capacity among local agencies, state domestic violence coalitions and state mental health systems; (3) provides recommendations on policies, practices and collaborative models.

Resource Center National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women

The National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women is a partner with the Battered Women’s Justice Project focused on addressing the unique needs of victims of battering who, as a result of the abuse they have experienced at the hands of their intimate partner, end up charged with a crime. The National Clearinghouse works to increase public awareness about the many complex issues facing victims of battering who are charged with crimes and strives to prevent the revictimization of battered defendants by providing specialized technical assistance, resources, and support to victims of battering charged with crimes and to members of their defense teams.

Resource Center National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence

The National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence supports health care practitioners, administrators and systems, domestic violence experts, survivors and policy makers at all levels as they improve health care’s response to domestic violence. The HRC provides groundbreaking model, education and response programs, advocacy support, technical assistance, culturally competent materials and in-­person trainings.

Resource Center National Indigenous Women's Resource Center

The National Indigenous Women's Resource Center seeks to enhance the capacity of American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, Native Hawaiians, and Tribal and Native Hawaiian organizations to respond to domestic violence and increase the safety of Native women. NIWRC provides national leadership to show that offenders can and will be held accountable and that Native women and their children are entitled to: 1) safety from violence within their homes and community; 2) justice on and off tribal lands; and 3) access to services designed by and for Native women based on tribal beliefs and practices.

Resource Center National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence

The National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence increases communities’ ability to support the self-determination and safety of bisexual, trans, lesbian and gay survivors of domestic and dating violence through advocacy, organizing, and education. The Institute works within a broad liberation movement dedicated to social and economic justice, equality and respect for all people, and the creation of loving, inclusive and accountable communities.

Resource Center National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence provides technical assistance, training and resource materials on domestic violence intervention and prevention, community education and organizing, public policy and systems advocacy and funding. The NRCDV develops special collections, fact sheets, applied research papers, funding alerts and training curricula and supports several projects focused on particular issues and constituent groups.

Resource Center Promising Futures

Promising Futures Capacity Building Center, a project of Futures Without Violence, provides support on enhancing services for children, youth and their abused parents impacted by domestic violence. The Center provides support to build organizational structures and services that prioritize child well-being, opportunities for healing, building resilience, and breaking the intergenerational cycle of violence all within the context of the parent-child relationship.

Resource Center Resource Center on Child Protection and Custody

The Family Violence Department of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges provides leadership and assistance to consumers and professionals dealing with the issue of child protection and custody in the context of domestic violence. The Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody provides technical assistance, training, policy development and other resources that increase safety, promote stability and enhance the well-being of battered parents and their children.

Resource Center Ujima, Inc.

Ujima: The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community is a project of the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Ujima, pronounced oo-JEE-mah, is the third principle of Kwanzaa and means “collective work and responsibility”. Ujima was founded in response to a need for an active approach to ending violence against women in the Black Community. The Ujima mission is to create a world where black women & girls are valued, respected and safe. Our areas of focus are centered around domestic violence, sexual violence and community violence.

Technical Assistance and Training Center RTI International

RTI International provides training, technical assistance and site monitoring support for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program grantees. Activities include topical trainings, web-based communities of practice, technical assistance requests and facilitation of workshop presentations for the annual conference.

Technical Assistance and Training Center

Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center

The Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center provides training and technical assistance services to grantees and plans and implements regional trainings. The center also manages an online community of practice for Runaway and Homeless Youth Program grantees and organizes the annual grantee meeting.


Last Reviewed: October 31, 2018
Back to Top