Runaway Homeless Youth

Runaway Homeless Youth

The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) funds services for Runaway and Homeless Youth that include Drop-in Centers, Crisis Shelters, Transitional Independent Living programs, and Street Outreach and Referral Services.

Runaway and Homeless Youth services are designed to protect runaway and homeless youth and reunite them with their families whenever possible. We also fund specialized programming for runaway and homeless young people who are pregnant and parenting, sexually-exploited, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth. We are committed to providing funding for a variety of services in order that all runaway and homeless young people will have access to the resources they need to get off the streets and stabilize their lives.

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Transitional Independent Living

Provide homeless youth (ages 16-21) with longer-term shelter, in addition to the training and support they need to establish an independent life.
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Crisis Shelters

Provide young people a safe and welcoming temporary shelter .
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Borough-Based Drop-In Centers

Provide youth up to the age of 24 and their families with essentials like food, clothing and immediate shelter as well as access to counseling, support, and referrals to relevant services.
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Street Outreach

Provides street outreach services including food, clothing and other resources to runaway and homeless youth throughout all five boroughs in New York City.
Learn about Street Outreach