Topics: Permanent Connections

Based on years of work with runaway and homeless youth and the best emerging evidence, the Family and Youth Services Bureau believes that youth in vulnerable situations need permanent connections to succeed. By permanent connections, FYSB means that youth have a stable living situation that they do not fear losing or having to leave. They have solid, healthy relationships and connections with family (whether biological or not), friends, mentors and other significant people to whom they can turn in good times and bad.

The Beat
February 11, 2013
Last month, Chicago's National Runaway Switchboard became the National Runaway Safeline. For nearly 40 years, the Family and Youth Services Bureau has funded the organization to be the federally designated national communication system for runaway and homeless youth.
Funding Opportunities
From organizing fundraisers to cleaning up parks, groups of young people in every city and town across the country are engaged in both national and grassroots efforts to enrich their neighborhoods...
Podcast & Multimedia
January 31, 2013

Waterford School logoBill Martin is executive director of Waterford Country School, a Connecticut youth shelter that will soon finish the three-year implementation of the CARE Model. He talks about how this evidence-based practice enables Waterford to better serve youth.

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