National Network for Youth

(202) 783-7949
(202) 783-7955



The National Network for Youth (NN4Y) is the nation’s leading organization advocating at the federal level to educate the public and policymakers about the needs of homeless and disconnected youth. It is a membership organization of service providers, state agencies, coalitions, advocates and individuals who work towards our vision of a world where vulnerable and homeless youth can escape the dangers of the streets and access safety, youth-appropriate services, hope and healing.

In carrying out their mission as the nation’s leading network of homeless and runaway youth programs and their allies, members are provided with:

  • Networking- information about organizations’ collaborative initiatives, promising practices and innovative strategies
  • Knowledge- useful, timely and relevant information to increase the capacity of communities to serve youth and families in crisis
  • Solutions- access to resources and innovative solutions to challenges communities face
  • Public Policy- federal policy advocacy, access to policy makers, policy action alerts and insider federal government information

They partner with members to enact public policies that decrease the number of youth who:

  • Couch-surf or live on the streets
  • Run away from home
  • Are ejected from their home
  • Are homeless

By doing this, members prevent youth from:

  • Criminal justice system ensnarement
  • Victimization, exploitation and trafficking
  • Chronic homelessness as adults
  • Suffering with untreated physical and mental illnesses
  • Death

Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Main Location
741 8th Street SE
Washington, DC  20003
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