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HHS Releases Report to Congress on RHYA programs


The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services' Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) recently released a report to Congress on the activities and accomplishments of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) programs for FY 2008 and FY 2009.

Major findings include:

  • A total of 44,536 youth were admitted to basic center programs in FY 2008 and 40,102 were admitted in FY 2009. The most frequently identified issue was a need for assistance with family dynamics.
  • A total of 3,946 youth were admitted to transitional living programs in FY 2008 and 3,930 were admitted in FY 2009; the most frequently identified need of youth was housing.
  • Youth outreach workers made contact with 766,817 youth in FY 2008 and 812,418 youth in FY 2009.

The full report is available here.


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