- The Family Support Warm Line
- Early Childhood & Family Support
- Homelessness Youth Continuum
- Intervention & Treatment
- Seniors & Adults with Disabilities
Street Outreach Program
Region Manchester & Seacoast Eligibility Runaway and homeless youth and those at risk of either Manchester: Ages 12-23 Seacoast: Ages 12-21 Fee No cost to clients Contact Manchester Area
Form(s) Sop Referral Form Waypoint
Street Outreach provides “boots on the ground” – skilled outreach workers who venture out into the community to serve as a life-line to runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth.
The Street Outreach Program provides services to runaway, homeless and street youth and those at risk, with the goal of increasing safety, well-being, permanent connections, and self-sufficiency. Almost every day of the year, skilled outreach workers hit the streets to make regular, consistent contact, and build trust, with runaway, homeless, and street youth. The team canvasses the streets and ventures into parks, the woods, and the beaches of Manchester and the Seacoast region, where homeless youth are known to gather.
The street team provides survival aid including food, clothes, and other items, as well as connection to further services, in order to empower youth with the resources and skills to be self-sufficient. In Manchester, youth have access to our drop-in / Youth Resource Center for further assistance. In the Seacoast, youth receive assistance through our mobile unit--an outreach van that covers over 14 coastal communities. Services are voluntary and use a positive youth development approach.
Services follow Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: meeting a youth’s basic needs first, and then developing the youth’ vision of stability and goals to attain it
Meet Our Team
Mandy Lancaster Program Manager for RYP/SOP/TLP
Erin Kelly Director MA, LCMHC
Administration for Children and Families – Family and Youth Services Bureau