9-5 pm Eastern

Runaway and Homeless Youth

A young woman uses a phone app to locate a pop-up care village.

Pop-Up “Care Villages” Combine Services with Dignity and Engagement for Homeless Youth
New approaches to one-stop shops combine services with initiatives that promote dignity, peer empowerment, and engagement.

A youth worker negotiating with a young person.

To Give and Receive: Gina Martin
Gina Martin, the director of outreach services at Covenant House New Orleans, shares advice about how she, and others, can make sure they're making an impact on youth they serve.

A young person taking photographs.

Youth Creativity Raises Funds and Spreads Message
Learn how a Runaway and Homeless Youth Program grantee combined youth engagement and fundraising efforts.

A young person bundled up against cold winter weather.

Tips for Working With Youth Who Have Had Contact With Multiple Systems
Learn strategies for helping youth who have had contact with multiple systems thrive.

A young woman writing poetry.

Teaching Poetry to At-Risk Youth
Discover resources for starting a poetry writing group with young people.

A concerned man makes a telephone call.

From the National Runaway Safeline: A Parent of a Runaway Teen Shares His Experience
Learn what steps a parent should take when a youth runs away from home.

Storage lockers.

Storage for Homeless Young People Promotes Health, Employment, Stability
Learn how youth- and family-serving organizations can provide free storage spaces to runaway and homeless youth.

James Bolas

The Impact of Services on New York Runaway and Homeless Youth: An Interview with James Bolas
James Bolas discusses research conducted around New York state about the impact of runaway and homeless youth services on the youth who use them.

Homeless Teenage Girl On Street With Rucksack.

The Role of Childhood Abuse on Street Victimization and Housing Instability
Researchers investigate whether and how growing up with multiple caretakers and experiencing different types of abuse affect youth’s housing stability and victimization while homeless.

Two young people training at a bakery.

Social Enterprises Provide Valuable Job Training and a Sense of Purpose for Homeless Youth
Learn how to start a business that helps young people gain employment skills.


9-5 pm Eastern