Runaway & Homeless Youth

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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.
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Crisis Services Programs

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.
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RHY Questions

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