Runaway/Homeless Youths: California Efforts to Recycle Society’s Throwaways

Report #101, April 1990


This report is a follow-up to a review of runaway/homeless programs conducted as part of the Commission’s 1987 report on Children’s Services. The initial report found that there were few services directed toward runaway/homeless youths, but that pilot projects were just beginning in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Based on the success of the pilot projects in providing medical care, shelter, food and counseling, the Commission proposes the appropriation of funds to support new runaway/homeless youth programs modeled after the successful pilot projects.