Runaway and Homeless Youth

Healthy Transitions: Improving Life Trajectories for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Disorders Program

The Substance Abuse andMental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental HealthServices (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2019 HealthyTransitions: Improving Life Trajectories for Youth and Young Adults With Serious Mental Disorders Program grants(Short Title: Healthy Transitions). Thepurpose of this programis toimprove access to treatment and support services for youth and young adults,ages 16-25, who have a serious emotional disturbance (SED) or a serious mentalillness (SMI), hereafter referred to as serious mental disorders.

Upcoming Event: National Webinar: Youth Collaboration

This webinar will share how communities can create authentic and meaningful partnerships with youth who have experienced housing instability or homelessness. 

Just Launched! Redesigned YE4C

The Youth Engaged 4 Change website has a fresh, new look with content that continues to inspire and empower young people to improve their lives and the world around them.

Share with Youth: Youth Speak Out: Shared Experiences Help Rural Youth Leaders Connect

This podcast features rural youth leaders who were once homeless or in foster care offering advice on how to engage vulnerable rural youth.

Resources: Briefs on Prolonged Youth Homelessness

These briefs discuss characteristics and experiences of young people who are homeless for prolonged periods of time, including the intersection with serious mental illness, and provide information on promising interventions for this population.

Report: Pretesting a Human Trafficking Screening Tool in the Child Welfare and Runaway and Homeless Youth Systems

This report summarizes a study to develop and pretest a Human Trafficking Screening Tool with 600 youth involved in the runaway and homeless youth or child welfare systems.

Share with Youth: 1-800-RUNAWAY Public Service Announcement (PSA)

This PSA features the voice and story of a young person who experienced homelessness and found help using the National Runaway Safeline.