RHY Resources

New Resources Available

The Family and Youth Services Bureau is committed to supporting runaway and homeless youth (RHY) programs in their anti-trafficking efforts. We know that youth who run away or experience homelessness are at high risk of becoming victims of human trafficking.  In an effort to disseminate useful human trafficking resources, we are pleased to share with you the following products:

  • Labor Trafficking Infographic - This labor trafficking infographic reflects key statistics and findings from a study conducted by Covenant House and the University of Loyola, New Orleans in 11 major cities in the U.S on labor trafficking among RHY. This resource can be easily downloaded, shared, and utilized to discuss the impact of labor trafficking on RHY. 

  • Youth Hotline Card - The Youth Hotline card provides information on important youth hotlines; such as the National Runaway Safeline, the National Human Trafficking Hotline, and the  National Domestic Violence Hotline. RHY programs can order or print this card to use it as part of their outreach efforts or to share it with youth accessing services.
 

New Report to Congress on RHY Programs Released

The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) recently published its biennial report to Congress describing the uses and outcomes of RHY funding for fiscal years 2014 and 2015. According to the report, in FY14 programs provided emergency shelter services to 30,000 youth; longer term shelter and services to 3,000 young people; and made over 450,000 contacts with runaway and homeless youth on the streets. For more detailed information and a break-out by program, click here to read the full report.

 

More Than a Million Reasons for Hope: Youth Disconnection in America Today

Measure of America's latest report, More than a Million Reasons for Hope: Youth Disconnection in America Today, updates disconnected youth estimates for the country as a whole, for states, counties, and metro areas, and by gender and race and ethnicity. The report finds that the youth disconnection rate declined in the United States for the sixth year in a row, reaching a low of 11.7 percent in 2016. Click here to read the report.

 

On-the-Job Training Policy and Procedures

This document is designed to assist OJT providers by providing minimum standards and suggestions for operating federally-funded OJT programs. The document also provides suggestions for developing consistent protocols and processes across workforce areas for outreach in order to build effective OJT programs. Click here to learn more.

 

The Four Pillars Model of Sustainability Planning

A primary concern for any grant-funded programming is what will happen when the grant ends and that funding is no longer available. To ensure that you can continue to serve your communities, the Four Pillars Model  (Internal Support, Marketing and Outreach, Partnership Development, and Resource Development) provides an effective strategy for sustainability planning. 

 
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