This website is not being maintained and will be discontinued in November 2017. For Runaway and Homeless Youth information, content can be used for informational purposes or you can contact the National Clearinghouse for Homeless Youth and Families at 301-828-1324. For Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention information, visit the Teen Pregnancy Exchange. For Family Violence Prevention and Services information, visit the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.
Q: What resources are there for people who'd like to start a youth shelter in their community?
A: The first resource we'd encourage you to look at is NCFY's "Guide to Starting and Managing a Youth Program," which includes helpful information on drafting missions, implementing evaluation procedures, identifying funding sources, and best practices. The guide is one of our most popular publications, and we're working on updating it with even more information.