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3.3 Emergency Housing Solutions for Runaway and Homeless Youth
3.3 Emergency Housing Solutions for Runaway and Homeless Youth
3.3 Emergency Housing Solutions for Runaway and Homeless Youth
3.3 Emergency Housing Solutions for Runaway and Homeless Youth
3.3 Emergency Housing Solutions for Runaway and Homeless Youth
3.3 Emergency Housing Solutions for Runaway and Homeless Youth
3.3 Emergency Housing Solutions for Runaway and Homeless Youth
3.3 Emergency Housing Solutions for Runaway and Homeless Youth
3.3 Emergency Housing Solutions for Runaway and Homeless Youth
3.3 Emergency Housing Solutions for Runaway and Homeless Youth
3.3 Emergency Housing Solutions for Runaway and Homeless Youth
3.3 Emergency Housing Solutions for Runaway and Homeless Youth
3.3 Emergency Housing Solutions for Runaway and Homeless Youth
3.3 Emergency Housing Solutions for Runaway and Homeless Youth
3.3 Emergency Housing Solutions for Runaway and Homeless Youth
3.3 Emergency Housing Solutions for Runaway and Homeless Youth
3.3 Emergency Housing Solutions for Runaway and Homeless Youth
3.3 Emergency Housing Solutions for Runaway and Homeless Youth
3.3 Emergency Housing Solutions for Runaway and Homeless Youth
3.3 Emergency Housing Solutions for Runaway and Homeless Youth
3.3 Emergency Housing Solutions for Runaway and Homeless Youth
3.3 Emergency Housing Solutions for Runaway and Homeless Youth
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3.3 Emergency Housing Solutions for Runaway and Homeless Youth

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3.3 Emergency Housing Solutions for Runaway and Homeless Youth

Speaker: Debbie Powell

When young people run away from home or are thrown out, they need a safe place to stay in order to work on reunifying with family or finding housing. Youth shelters, often called basic centers, are those safe places. Basic centers play a key role in keeping youth away from dangers they would face on the streets or in the home of a stranger and help to facilitate a return to family or other permanent housing placement. This workshop will focus on best practice.

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  • 1. The Family and Youth Services Bureau Making a Difference in the Lives of Families and Youth Debbie A. Powell Acting Associate Commissioner Presentation for the 2012 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness February 9, 2012
  • 2. FYSB’s Mission
    • To promote safety, stability and well-being for people who have experienced or been exposed to violence, neglect or trauma.
    FYSB achieves this by supporting programs that provide shelter, community services and prevention education for youth, adults and families.
  • 3. FYSB’s History
    • Seeking Solutions to Youth Homelessness
    • 1974: The Runaway Youth Act laid the foundation for much of FYSB’s 38-year history of helping runaway and homeless youth leave the streets.
  • 4. FYSB’s History
    • Addressing Broader Family Needs
    2004: The Family Violence Prevention and Services Program helps States, Territories, and Indian Tribes provide shelter, emergency services, and childcare to victims of family violence and their dependents.
  • 5. FYSB’s History
    • Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy
    • 2010: The Personal Responsibility Education Program promotes the replication of evidenced-based practices for adolescent pregnancy prevention.
  • 6. Where FYSB is Located Administration on Children, Youth & Families Bryan Samuels Commissioner Family and Youth Services Bureau Debbie Powell Acting Associate Commissioner Runaway & Homeless Youth Curtis Porter Director Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Marc Clark Director Administration for Children and Families George Sheldon Acting Assistant Secretary Department of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius Secretary Division of Adolescent Development and Support Family Violence Prevention & Services Division Marylouise Kelly Director
  • 7. FYSB Promotes Social and Emotional Well-Being
    • All FYSB programs are aimed at improving the social and emotional well-being of children and families and reflects the commitment of the Administration for Children and Families to facilitate healing and recovery for those who have experienced maltreatment and exposure to violence and/or trauma.
  • 8. FYSB’s Empowerment Philosophy
    • Positive Youth Development (PYD)
    • Client-driven services
  • 9. How Does FYSB Promote Youth and Family Empowerment?
    • 1. By encouraging grantees to make empowerment an integral part of their cultures
    • 2. By respecting and supporting domestic violence survivors choices and options
    • 3. By collaborating on a variety of interagency working groups that promote empowerment
  • 10. FYSB’s Core Programs
    • Runaway and Homeless Youth
    • Family Violence Prevention and Services
    • Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention
  • 11. Runaway and Homeless Youth
  • 12. Runaway and Homeless Youth
    • Basic Center Program
    • Transitional Living Program
    • Street Outreach Program
  • 13. Basic Center Program
    • Addresses the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth under age 18 by providing shelter, food, medical care, counseling, etc.
    • Number of 2011Grantees: 340
    • Grant Duration: 3 years
    • FY 2011 Funding: $48.2 million
  • 14. The Basic Center Program & Improving the Social and Emotional Well-Being for RHY
    • Offer opportunities for RHY to increase their self-worth
    • Foster RHY’s sense of independence
    • Build opportunities to practice emotional regulation
    • Provide community service linkages to parenting classes
    • Enhance abilities to develop appropriate leisure and decision-making skills
  • 15. Transitional Living Program
    • Provides longer-term residential services to homeless youth, between 16-22, including shelter, life skills, educational opportunities, and career counseling
    • Number of 2011 Grantees: 207
    • Grant Duration: 5 years
    • FY 2011 Funding: $39.3 million
  • 16. Street Outreach Program
    • Provides street-based aid and prevention services to street youth up to age 21 who have been subjected to or are at risk of sexual exploitation and abuse
    • Number of 2011 Grantees: 155
    • Grant Duration: 3 years
    • FY 2011 Funding: $16.3 million
  • 17. The Reach of the RHY Program (FY11)
    • Street outreach workers made contact with more than 690,000 homeless young people
    • Basic Centers provided emergency shelter for more than 39,000 youth on the streets
    • Transitional Living Programs helped more than 4,000 homeless youth transition to life on their own
  • 18. RHY Support Network
    • RHY Training and Technical Assistance Centers
      • On the Web: www.rhyttac.ou.edu
    • National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth
      • On the Web: ncfy.acf.hhs.gov
    • National Runaway Switchboard
      • On the Web: www.1800runaway.org
  • 19. FYSB’s Impact
    • More than $267 million
    • in grants to States, Tribes, and communities to improve conditions for families and youth
  • 20. FYSB’s Future
  • 21. FYSB’s Future
    • Striving for even better outcomes for families and youth
    • Championing data-driven, performance-based approaches
    • Supporting family and youth empowerment research and promising practices
    • Strengthening rural service delivery strategies
    • Increasing collaboration among family and youth-serving agencies
  • 22. For More Information on FYSB
    • National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth
    • P.O. Box 13505
    • Silver Spring, MD 20911-3505
    • (301) 608-8098
    • [email_address]
    • ncfy.acf.hhs.gov
  • 23. Contact Information
    • Debbie Powell
    • Acting Associate Commissioner
    • Family and Youth Services Bureau
    • Portals Office Building
    • 1250 Maryland Avenue, SW
    • Washington, DC 20447
    • Contact Special Assistant
    • Mira Vasquez
    • Telephone: 202-205-8307
    • E-mail: miroslava.vasquez@acf.hhs.gov
    • Web site: ww.acf.hhs.gov/programs/fysb/

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