Runaway & Homeless Youth

Youth Count 2023

The NYC Youth Count is an annual survey that is part of the citywide effort to determine New Yorkers’ housing situation on Tuesday, January 24. The Youth Count will start on Wednesday, January 25, through Friday, January 27.

During the NYC Youth Count, Runaway and Homeless Youth provider staff and volunteers will ask young people between the ages of 14 through 24 to participate in a short anonymous survey. The count will be conducted during regular business hours at participating youth-serving programs, including emergency shelters, drop-in centers, outreach teams, and other programs. Stay tuned for more information.

NYC Youth Count Virtual Tabling Sessions

Thank you for your interest in NYC Youth Count.

 If you were in New York City on Tuesday, January 24th and are between the ages of 14 through 24 click a virtual session during the live time! 

By taking this survey about your housing experience on Tuesday, January 24th, you are providing information that will inform and improve services for youth experiencing homelessness in New York City.

  • This survey will take 5-7 minutes to conduct.
  • The person interviewing you will ask questions about your housing experience over the past month.
  • All information is confidential and no identifying information will be collected.
  • You will need to have access to a camera and turn your camera on for the meeting.
  • Please join the meeting and you will be directed to a breakout room to be surveyed.


Wednesday January 25th

Live Time:

4-8pm Zoom Click here to join!

Thursday January 26th  

Live Time:

4-8pm Zoom Click Here to Join!


Friday January 27th  

Live Time:

4-8pm Zoom Click here to join!


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Runaway & Homeless Youth

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

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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.
Learn about Transitional Independent Living

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Crisis Services Programs

Provide young people a safe and welcoming temporary shelter.
Learn about Crisis Services Programs

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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.
Learn about Borough-Based Drop-In Centers

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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

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RHY Questions

For questions, comments or complaints regarding Runaway & Homeless Youth Services please call 311
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