Welcome to RHYTTAC

The Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC) is the training and technical assistance provider for all federally-funded runaway and homeless youth (RHY) grantees. RHYTTAC assists these organizations in developing and implementing effective approaches to serving young people who have run away and/or are impacted by homelessness, accessing new resources, and establishing linkages with other programs with similar interests and concerns. RHYTTAC:

  • Provides direct capacity building support for programs and communities in the form of technical assistance, training, and online communities;
  • Develops tools and resources, and manages multiple communication channels for dissemination of those resources; and,
  • Leads a coordinated strategy across federal departments and other national grantees.

Please contact the RHYTTAC training and technical assistance team at [email protected] with your questions, training needs, ideas, and other requests for assistance.

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Select Session Recordings from the 2022 RHY National Grantee Training Now Available in eLearning!

This year's event was held virtually from November 15 - 17, 2022 between 12 PM - 6 PM ET with a Welcome Reception on November 14, 2022 from 12 - 1 PM ET. Together we explored the theme of Resilience: The Power of Youth, Community, and Connections, and celebrated the successes and resilience inherent in young people, communities, and provider organizations across the country. With over 2,200 people registered to attend, participants enjoyed workshop sessions, networking, and the opportunity to connect and share ideas with new people who work with, and support youth and young adults who have housing instability or experienced homelessness. We hope you walked away from the National Training with a renewed commitment to learning from each other’s experience and expertise to overcome challenges, and to advance our common goals as a field and a larger community.

Access the Recordings

Select sessions from the 2022 National Training are now available. Be sure to first log into eLearning and then click here access the sessions or by searching "RHYCONF22". 

To prioritize the accessibility needs of viewers, RHYTTAC is adding human-generated closed captions to each of these recordings. To enable this feature, simply click the [CC] button that will appear in the bottom right of the video screen. A few 2022 RHY National Grantee Training sessions captions are currently processing and will be posted shortly.

Save the Date!

We hope to see you in person next year at the 2023 Runaway and Homeless Youth National Grantee Training from November 29-December 1, 2023, in Seattle, Washington. 


Get Connected: eLearning & Community of Practice

RHYTTAC is excited to announce it has a new eLearning and Community of Practice platform. Anyone can get connected to other RHY Providers, as well as web-based learning opportunities and materials. Click the link below, then click 'Create New Account' in the bottom right corner.

Access New eLearning & Community of Practice


Resources and Guidance in Addressing COVID-19

Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) grantees are encouraged to work closely with state and local public health authorities on issues related to addressing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in their organization and community. Click here to access information and resources for RHY programs.

COVID-19 Webinar Series

COVID-19 has dramatically altered the lives of everyone especially youth experiencing homelessness and the service landscape. These webinar series resources are available to build greater understanding about the full impacts of the pandemic on Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) grantees and the youth they serve and support programs in addressing these impacts. It also provides information to aid programs in preparing for the potential of future crises. Click here for more details about this webinar series.

The COVID-19 Webinar Training Series was recently completed and is now available on the RHYTTAC eLearning System at the links below.

PART I: Unprecedented Times: How RHY Programs Support Well-Being During & Beyond the Pandemic
PART II: Covid-19 Latest Developments: Vaccinations & Variants
PART III: Be Prepared! Planning for Future Risks & Crisis