This announcement is modified.
A correction has been made to Section VIII.
Other Information.Every day, in communities across the country, young people run from or are asked to leave homes characterized by abuse, neglect, or parental drug and alcohol abuse.
Once on the streets,
these young people often lose touch with the caring adults in their extended families, schools, and communities that can help and protect them.
As a result, they frequently fall victim to exploitation and abuse.
They disproportionately suffer from serious health, behavioral, and emotional problems.
And they are often unable to find or keep the safe, stable housing that is so crucial to a successful transition to adulthood.
Since 1996, projects funded by the Street Outreach Program have provided services to youth living on the streets and in unstable situations by reaching out to them.
These projects aim to increase young people's safety, well-being, and self-sufficiency, and to help them build permanent connections with caring adults, with the goal of getting them off the streets.