> Support Services for Runaway and Homeless Youth-Basic Centers
Basic Center Programs provide emergency shelter services to runaway and homeless youth. These programs seek to reunite young people with their families, whenever possible, or to locate appropriate alternative placements. Basic Center Programs are located throughout the country. The services include access to emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling, and referrals for health care
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be less than 22 years of age and either homeless/live in a shelter or have run away or are thinking about running away from home.
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.
Program Contact Information:
For more information about youth programs and services, please contact the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth at:
For more information about basic centers, please visit the National Runaway Switchboard website at:
For more information on the Family and Youth Services Bureau's Runaway and Homeless Youth Grant Programs, please visit our website at:
To locate the runaway and homeless youth basic center nearest you call toll-free at:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services