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New York RHY Agencies

Join the Safe Shelter Collaborative


The Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is excited to announce that agencies that support runaway and homeless youth (RHY) in New York are applying to be members of the Safe Shelter Collaborative.  RHY agencies will soon be finding shelter for youth in need using the technology service. Read more on how to join!

To-Dos for NY Agencies

Watch the video below to learn about the program

Apply for
the program

Submit your application today.

After applying, review and return the Participant Agreement

Questions? Get answers during Office Hours

Sign up for a 15 minute appointment that works for you.

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Watch this video about the program

Watch this short video to get an overview of how the Safe Shelter Collaborative works for agencies across the U.S.

Visit the learn more page and browse this site for more information about the program.

Support, Always!

We are eager to help answer any questions, provide resources, or listen to feedback about the Safe Shelter Collaborative. You can reach us at

Key people who are collaborating to support the Safe Shelter Collaborative​​

Supporting RHY agencies:

Will Otieno

Program Manager

Bureau of Youth Development and
Division of Youth Development and Partnerships for Success


Robin Gilbert

Youth Development Specialist
Bureau of Health & Well-Being
Division of Youth Development and Partnerships for Success

Catherine Johnson, Caravan Studios

Supporting the

Safe Shelter


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