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Street Outreach Program Benefits

Program Description

The Street Outreach Program (SOP) provides outreach services designed to build relationships between outreach workers and street youth. The goal of these efforts is to protect young people from the damaging effects of street life. SOPs are found in various cities across the country. Services include education, outreach, access to emergency shelter, survival aid, counseling, information and referral, crisis intervention, and follow up support.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be less than 22 years of age and living on the street.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To get help leaving the streets or finding the nearest outreach program in your area, please call 1-800-621-4000.

Program Contact Information

For more information on street outreach programs, please visit the National Runaway Switchboard website at:
For more information on youth programs and services, please visit the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth website at: