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.

Grantee Fall 2018 Data Submission Schedule

RHY grantee upload period: November 12-30, 2018

RHY data that are uploaded should cover the period from October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. The authorized RhyPoint user uploads grantee data by: (1) generating a RHY upload file in the local HMIS, (2) logging into RhyPoint (www.RHYMIS.net), and (3) attaching the file to upload [done separately for each grant].

The 2018 RHY-HMIS Fall Data Submission period opens November 12 and closes November 30.  New usernames and passwords will be emailed to prior to the submission period. Resources (manuals, webinars, videos, FAQs) available at rhyttac.net/rhy-hmis.

November is National Runaway Prevention Month

National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM) is the annual awareness and prevention campaign for runaway and homeless youth issues. Every November, participants across the country host activities and events that amplify the experiences of runaway and homeless youth and the role everyone plays in ending youth homelessness.

NRPM is spearheaded each year by the National Runaway Safeline (NRS), the federally designated communication system for runaway and homeless youth, with the support of the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB).

The goals of NRPM are two-fold:

  1. To raise awareness of the runaway and homeless youth crisis and the issues that these young people face
  2. To educate the public about solutions and the role they can play in ending youth homelessness

Click here to learn more about NRPM.

Congratulations to the 2018 FYSB RHY Mural Contest Winner

Congratulations to Ocean's Harbor House in Toms River, NJ, winners of the 2018 Family & Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) Mural Contest for Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Programs. Check out the winning mural here!

National RHY Grantees Training Now Open to the Public

For the first time, participation in this annual training is open to youth service providers not currently funded by FYSB to operate RHY programs.  This will provide the opportunity for partners of RHY programs, youth serving organizations, and those previously funded by FYSB to attend the national training.  Please note the registration fee for attendees in these categories is $400.00 and a federal travel stipend is not provided. Expanding the attendance at the national training promotes additional partnerships and perspectives on the critical work of serving vulnerable youth populations. If you are interested in attending the national training and wish to learn more, please click 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.

Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America

On Wednesday, November 15, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago released results from an unprecedented national survey on unaccompanied youth homelessness in the United States. The study, Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America, is the first-of-its-kind to capture the scope of the issue broadly, by harnessing data from young people who have slept on the streets or in shelters; ran away from or were kicked out of their homes; or couch surfed, living with friends and family. Findings show one in ten young adults ages 18-25, and at least one in 30 adolescents ages 13-17, experience some form of homelessness unaccompanied by a parent or guardian over the course of a year.This translates to 3.5 million young people ages 18-25 and 700,000 adolescent minors. Learn more here.

National Safe Place Network Selected as Operator of RHYTTAC

NSPN is proud to announce its continued service to FYSB RHY grantees for another three years through the operation of RHYTTAC.  NSPN is committed to providing up-to-date promising practices to help support youth organizations across the country as they work to provide safety and permanency, and to improve the social and emotional well-being of runaway, homeless, and street youth. NSPN's dedication to FYSB and RHY grantees will foster capacity building that will result in continued enhancement of services for youth and families.

Thank you for allowing NSPN to serve you. We're honored to be a part of your efforts to keep young people safe. Together we can.

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