Government programs that benefit homeless children and youth include the Street Outreach Program, National Runaway Safeline and the Transitional Living Program. The Department of Health and Human Services manages these programs in locations across the United States.
The Street Outreach Program helps young people get off the streets. Outreach workers build relationships with street youth and help them move into stable housing.
The National Runaway Safeline supports youth who have run away or are considering running away. The program connects runaways to shelters, counseling, medical care and other services. As of 2015, its contact phone number is 1-800-RUNAWAY.
The Transitional Living Program provides long term residential services to homeless youth between the ages of 16 and 22. Maternity group homes managed by the Transitional Living Program support pregnant and parenting youth and their dependent children.