About Us

The Family and Youth Services Bureau and its National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth work to end youth homelessness, teen pregnancy, and family violence.

The National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth is a free information service of the Family and Youth Services Bureau. Its purpose is to educate the family and youth work field—including FYSB grantees and aspiring grantees—about the research and effective practices that can improve the long-term social and emotional well-being of families and youth.

NCFY publishes more than 250 articles, podcasts and videos a year about interesting and innovative work going on in the field.

You can get help from NCFY by

If you’re looking for advice on how to get your own ideas off the ground, try our Guide to Start a Youth Program.

Are you a young person in need of a place to stay?

Call the National Runaway Safeline at 1-800-RUNAWAY.

Are you a victim or survivor of domestic violence or dating abuse?

Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE or the National Dating Abuse Hotline at 1-866-331-9474.

Are you a victim of human trafficking or commercial sexual exploitation?

Call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733).

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