Runaway and Homeless Youth Program

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If you under 18 and are couch surfing or lack a consistent place to sleep, Waypoint's Runaway and Homeless Youth Program can help. You have the freedom to access these services when you choose, and to work with staff to design your own support plan.

Through RHYP, you have access to an outreach social worker and the choice to stay in a safe, emergency bed away away from the streets. We'll help you through any crisis you may face, and will work to prevent harm. You'll also have access to supportive counseling, positive recreational activities, independent living skill building, and we can help you reunify with family,

Our program staff works collaboratively with parents or legal guardians, in a judgment-free, strengths-based way, in order to achieve safe, stable housing for you, and a path to self-sufficiency.

Services may be provided at school or in conjunction with school staff if in your best interest.

Services are always free of charge.

Meet Our Team

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Erin Kelly Director MA, LCMHC
Mandy Lancaster
Mandy Lancaster Program Manager for RYP/SOP/TLP


Administration for Children and Families – Family and Youth Services Bureau
Manchester School District City of Manchester

Thinking About Adopting?

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We’ll help you get started with a free 45 minute tele-consultation.

For an appointment call or email