Child and Family Services’ Runaway & Homeless Youth Program (RYP) helps youth under 18 who have runaway or become homeless, or are at risk of either.  


The program offers:

  • Prevention services: Outreach to schools and the community. Provides information on the risks and realities of life on the street and what it means to be an estranged youth.

 

  • Crisis intervention:  Emergency shelter is provided to youth through host homes and local facilities.

 

  • Counseling: Short term, individual, family and/or group counseling can help to open communication, identify problems, set goals and find ways to achieve them.

 

  • Youth development:  Positive recreation and independent living skills building

 

  • Information and referral: Connects youth and their families to other resources in the community.

 

RYP serves youth who participate voluntarily and who take an active interest in resolving their conflict and deciding the outcome.

 

 

Funding:
RYP is sponsored in part by the U.S. Administration for Children and Families

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KEY FACTS - RUNAWAY AND HOMELESS YOUTH

Areas served: Manchester and the Seacoast

 

Manchester:  326 Lincoln Street
Contact:  Carol Heald, Program Manager:  518-4034/722-9027 

 

Seacoast:
Contact:  Mandy Lancaster, Program Manager: 851-1230

   

Program Director:  
Erin Kelly, 518-4268

 

Funding:
RYP is sponsored in part by the U.S. Administration for Children and Families

  

Fees:
Services are offered at no cost to the participating youth and/or family.

 

 RYP REFERRAL FORM