Welcome to RHYTTAC

The purpose of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC) is to provide training and technical assistance to the Family and Youth Services Bureau's (FYSB) Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Program grantees and allied professionals by:

  • Developing effective approaches to serving RHY;
  • Accessing new resources to enhance grantee's ability to serve RHY and;
  • Establishing linkages with other programs with similar interests and concerns.

RHYTTAC is here to ensure effective interventions are in place by grantees to build skills and capacities that contribute to the healthy, positive, and productive functioning of children and youth into adulthood.

RHY grantees have the opportunity to login to their profile using their email address to locate form submission records, invoices, and more.  You may also locate your username or password if needed. Please contact the RHYTTAC training and technical assistance team at [email protected] with your questions, training needs, ideas, and other requests for assistance.

Registration Open for 2019 RHY Grantees Regional Meetings

The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) and Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC) are pleased to officially announce the Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Grantees Regional Meeting dates and locations for 2019.  Click here to learn more and to register.

Lessons from the Field: "How Mentoring Supports Runaway and Homeless Youth Victims and Survivors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking"

The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), in collaboration with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), invites you to join the panel discussion “How mentoring supports runaway and homeless youth victims and survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking.” This discussion will be held on January 28, 2019. Learn more and access the registration link here.

Nominations Are Being Accepted for Missing Children's Day Awards

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), through its Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), is now accepting nominations through January 23, 2019 for the Missing Children's Day awards. Learn more about the categories and how to submit a nomination here.  

Human Trafficking Resources for RHY Grantees

FYSB is pleased to share two resources to assist grantees in their local anti-trafficking efforts, including a social media toolkit. Click here to view details and download these materials.

Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America

On Wednesday, November 15, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago released results from an unprecedented national survey on unaccompanied youth homelessness in the United States. The study, Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America, is the first-of-its-kind to capture the scope of the issue broadly, by harnessing data from young people who have slept on the streets or in shelters; ran away from or were kicked out of their homes; or couch surfed, living with friends and family. Findings show one in ten young adults ages 18-25, and at least one in 30 adolescents ages 13-17, experience some form of homelessness unaccompanied by a parent or guardian over the course of a year.This translates to 3.5 million young people ages 18-25 and 700,000 adolescent minors. Learn more here.

National Safe Place Network Selected as Operator of RHYTTAC

NSPN is proud to announce its continued service to FYSB RHY grantees for another three years through the operation of RHYTTAC.  NSPN is committed to providing up-to-date promising practices to help support youth organizations across the country as they work to provide safety and permanency, and to improve the social and emotional well-being of runaway, homeless, and street youth. NSPN's dedication to FYSB and RHY grantees will foster capacity building that will result in continued enhancement of services for youth and families.

Thank you for allowing NSPN to serve you. We're honored to be a part of your efforts to keep young people safe. Together we can.

RHYTTAC eLearning


RHYTTAC eLearning is a web-based application containing training documents, PowerPoints, and recorded webinar trainings. Sign up for eLearning today.

RHYTTAC eLearning

Community of Practice

This site is a meeting place that provides FYSB-funded RHY grantees with opportunities to participate in discussion forums, member profiles, photo gallery, file storage, and more.

Community of Practice