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.