• Adult Children Exposed to Domestic Violence
  • Runaway & Homeless Youth Toolkit
  • Prevent Intimate Partner Violence
  • Violence Against Women Resource Library
  • Domestic Violence and Housing Technical Assistance Consortium
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Project
  • Building Comprehensive Solutions
  • National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

A Look at Each Field

When runaway and homeless youth (RHY) and domestic and sexual violence (DV/SA) programs are not working together, the information and support available to help street youth understand and respond to relationship violence is reduced.  According to a 2007 multi-state survey conducted by the Mid-Atlantic Network of Family and Youth (MANY) and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV):

These findings – when looked at in the context of National Runaway Switchboard estimates that between 1.3 - 2.8 million youth live on the streets on any given day in the U.S. – underscore the need for more coordinated relationship violence intervention and prevention efforts aimed at the runaway and homeless youth population.

A first step in bridging this services gap is for the RHY and DV/SA fields to learn more about each other.  At the links below is overview information from each field – the scope of the problem and population served, the types of services provided, and the funding and technical assistance available to each field.

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