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2007-09 Runaway and Homeless Youth Act: An Evaluation

Report to the 2009 Minnesota Legislature


(MN Statute 256K.45). In 2007, one million dollars in one-time funding for the 2007 biennium was allocated for runaway and homeless youth programs offered under the following five program areas: street outreach, drop-in center, emergency shelter, transitional living programs and supportive youth housing programs. The Department of Human Services, Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) awarded funding to19 programs, eight of which are assisting runaway and homeless youth in Greater Minnesota and 11of which are assisting them in the Twin Cities metro area. Some of the RHYA funded programs leveraged additional funding from various federal, state, county, faith based, private foundations and/or individual donors to be able to provide the RHYA programs included in this Evaluation.