National Network for Youth
The National Network for Youth (NN4Y) has been a public education and policy advocacy organization dedicated to the prevention and eradication of youth and young adult homelessness in America for over 40 years. As the largest and most diverse network of its kind, NN4Y mobilizes over 300 members and affiliates –organizations that work on the front lines every day to prevent and otherwise respond to youth homelessness.
Our members are community-based organizations along with their neighborhood youth, adults, associations, and regional and state youth experts.
NN4Y envisions a future in which all young people have a safe place to call home.
NN4Y pursues collaborative strategies to decrease the number of youth who experience homelessness in the United States. In doing so, we protect young people from:
- Criminal justice system ensnarement
- Victimization, exploitation and trafficking
- Chronic adult homelessness
- Untreated physical and mental illnesses
This requires a multidimensional, collaborative approach among government agencies, community organizations, the private sector and young people themselves. NN4Y creates and strengthens these relationships to facilitate a seamless, effective and comprehensive systems response to youth homelessness.