Welcome to RHYTTAC

The purpose of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC) is to provide training and technical assistance to the Family and Youth Services Bureau's (FYSB) Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Program grantees and allied professionals by:

  • Developing effective approaches to serving RHY;
  • Accessing new resources to enhance grantee's ability to serve RHY and;
  • Establishing linkages with other programs with similar interests and concerns.

RHYTTAC is here to ensure effective interventions are in place by grantees to build skills and capacities that contribute to the healthy, positive, and productive functioning of children and youth into adulthood.

RHY grantees have the opportunity to login to their profile using their email address to locate form submission records, invoices, and more.  You may also locate your username or password if needed. Please contact the RHYTTAC training and technical assistance team at [email protected] with your questions, training needs, ideas, and other requests for assistance.

Runaway and Homeless Youth Act: Celebrating 45 Years

FYSB and RHYTTAC are excited to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) during the 2019 RHY Grantees National Training, in Fort Lauderdale, FL. In recognition and celebration of the RHYA, grantees were invited to share photos that convey the evolution of your services since its inception in 1974. The RHYA provides the federal funding needed to maintain and run Basic Center Programs, Maternity Group Homes, Transitional Living Programs, and Street Outreach Programs, as well as various demonstration projects that impact RHY communities. These photos will be utilized in a video timeline that all attendees will be able to view during the national training. Learn more and view the RHYA timeline here.

Missed Opportunities: Evidence on Interventions for Addressing Youth Homelessness

To effectively address youth homelessness, policy makers and human service providers need research-based evidence to guide their decisions. New report by Chapin Hall at the University of ChicagoMissed Opportunities: Evidence on Interventions for Addressing Youth Homelessness, summarizes what experts learned from a rigorous synthesis of research evidence on youth homelessness programs and practices.  Learn more here.

Winners Announced for the 2019 FYSB RHY Artistic Expression

FYSB and RHYTTAC are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 FYSB RHY Artistic Expression Contest. There were an overwhelming number of submissions and two winners were selected to win a $50 gift card and a trip to the 2019 RHY Grantee National Training in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. These winners are Capital City Youth Services (CCYS)’s Youth Advisory Board with the mural “Rise Above Bullying” and David Valentine with the song “Dignified”, sponsored by Synergy Services. To view the winning pieces click here. Click here to view all of the amazing entries received.

Human Trafficking for RHY Serving Agencies: A Resource Guide

The Family & Youth Services Bureau and RHYTTAC release “Human Trafficking for Runaway and Homeless Youth Serving Agencies: A Resource Guide.” This tool serves as a comprehensive introduction about the intersection of RHY programs and human trafficking. Click here to learn more and access this resource. 

Lessons from the Field: "How Mentoring Supports Runaway and Homeless Youth Victims and Survivors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking"

The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), in collaboration with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), invites you to join the panel discussion “How mentoring supports runaway and homeless youth victims and survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking.” This discussion will be held on January 28, 2019. Learn more and access the registration link here.

Support Systems for Rural Homeless Youth: A Collaborative State and Local Demonstration Final Report

The Administration for Children and Families’ Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), in coordination with the Manhattan Strategy Group, has released the final report for the Support Systems for Rural Homeless Youth (SSRHY) Demonstration Projects. Learn more and access the report here.

Human Trafficking Resources for RHY Grantees

FYSB is pleased to share two resources to assist grantees in their local anti-trafficking efforts, including a social media toolkit. Click here to view details and download these materials.

"Here For Good: Sustaining Your RHY Program with Local Support" is Now Available

The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) and Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC) are pleased to release “Here For Good: Sustaining Your RHY Program with Local Support” – a sustainability resource for Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Programs.

Feedback from the 2018 Runaway and Homeless Youth Grantee Assessment, 2018 National RHY Grantees Training, 2018 Regional Meetings, and other sources continues to emphasize sustainability as a key priority for grantees of FYSB’s RHY Program. While the population of youth needing RHY services has grown and the communities where such services are available have expanded, funding for programs has become increasingly competitive and limited. RHY programs are exceedingly challenged to engage community partners, develop diverse sources of funding and support, and eliminate dependence on federal funds. This resource includes strategies, case studies, and exercises to facilitate team exploration of strengths and opportunities. 

To view this resource, click here.

RHYTTAC eLearning


RHYTTAC eLearning is a web-based application containing training documents, PowerPoints, and recorded webinar trainings. Sign up for eLearning today.

RHYTTAC eLearning

Community of Practice

This site is a meeting place that provides FYSB-funded RHY grantees with opportunities to participate in discussion forums, member profiles, photo gallery, file storage, and more.

Community of Practice