Celebrating 40 Years of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act

The Runaway and Homeless Youth Act: 40 Years of Progress

Earlier this year we reported that the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act turns 40 in 2014. The Act was signed on September 7, 1974, launching a system of emergency youth shelters, called the Basic Center Program, that is in place to this day.

The Family and Youth Services Bureau and NCFY will be commemorating the anniversary through National Runaway Prevention Month, in November. In addition to celebrating 40 years of helping young people leave homelessness, we'll be looking to the future and the federal government's goal of ending youth homelessness by 2020.

Stay tuned for updates, and join us on Facebook and Twitter to be part of our 40th anniversary social media campaign. Meanwhile, we want to say Thank You to everyone who has been part of the past 40 years of progress. Together, we can end youth homelessness!

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