Basic Center programs provide emergency shelter services to runaway and homeless youth. These programs seek to reunite young people with their families, whenever possible, or to locate appropriate alternative placements. Basic Center programs are located throughout the country. Services include access to emergency shelters, food, clothing, counseling, and referrals for health care
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be less than 22 years of age and either homeless/live in a shelter or have run away or are thinking about running away from home.
To locate the runaway and homeless youth basic center nearest you, call (toll-free) at: