DYCD’s provides information and technical assistance to
community-based organizations (CBOs) interested in operating programs for
runaway homeless youth under the age of 21 in New York City. The New York City
Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) initiates and participates
in Citywide planning and service coordination activities, reviews applications
for new and approved RHY programs, negotiates and develops contracts and
maintains contract oversight to ensure compliance with the New York State Office
of Children and Family Services (OCFS) regulations and City guidelines.
DYCD and the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) partner to provide funding to CBOs to operate runaway and homeless services programs, for youth under 21. These programs offer youth alternatives to living in the streets and seek to place youth in a safe environment and/or family reunification. Program models include crisis shelters, transitional living programs, and non-residential programs.
For additional information, please call:
Director of Youth Initiatives,
and Runaway and Homeless Youth Services Coordinator
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For the New York State RHYA Regulations 182 see below: