Runaway and Homeless Youth Training, Technical Assistance, and Capacity Building Center (RHYTTAC)

Operated by Youth Collaboratory

RHYTTAC is the training and technical assistance provider for all runaway and homeless youth (RHY) grantees. RHYTTAC assists FYSB grantee agencies in developing and implementing effective approaches to serving young 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 (National Runaway Safeline and National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families).

[email protected]


National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families (NCHYF)

Operated by Global Evaluation & Applied Research Solutions (GEARS) Inc.

NCHYF provides information and resources to FYSB Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Program grantees and other organizations that are developing and implementing prevention and intervention services for youth and young adults experiencing homelessness and their families. NCHYF also serves the general public interested in learning about the issues facing youth and young adults experiencing homelessness and the circumstances that contribute to their homelessness, including intersecting issues with FYSB’s other program areas, Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (APP) and Family Violence Prevention and Services (FVPS).

Contact NCHYF
[email protected]
833-GET-RHYi (833-438-7494)

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National Communication System for Runaway and Homeless Youth

Operated by National Runaway Safeline

The National Runaway Safeline (NRS) serves as the federally designated national communication system for runaway and homeless youth. NRS provides critical crisis intervention services for youth ages 12-21 and their families 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Through hotline, online and prevention services, a team of trained staff and volunteers provide crisis services, support and referrals to local and national resources. The NRS team also works to identify options for youth to help prevent runaway or homeless episodes. Additionally, NRS offers education and outreach resources including the Let’s Talk: Runaway Prevention Curriculum and National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM).

Contact NRS
[email protected]