Runaway and Homeless Youth Prevention Month


Runaway and Homeless Youth Prevention Month (RHYPM) is a statewide awareness campaign spearheaded each November by the California Coalition for Youth (CCY), its members, supporters, and advocates for youth and young adults experiencing homelessness in California. It also coincides with National Runaway Prevention Month, the national effort of the National Runaway Safeline.

Our mission this November is to increase awareness, advocate, and educate on behalf of youth and young adults experiencing homelessness and youth runaways in California. Through a month-long social media campaign and a variety of events being held by our member organizations, we hope to point out the overlap between at-risk and underserved youth and young adult populations. While many people tend to think of various youth and young adult populations as separate, the fact is that issues such as bullying, abuse, youth violence, human trafficking, LGBTQ+, foster care, substance abuse, and the juvenile justice system, are often interconnected.

Download our RHYPM 2021 Toolkit and help us spread awareness today!

CCY will be posting about RHYM on Facebook and Twitter throughout the month of November and we urge everyone to go to our Facebook page and share these posts with your followers. Don’t forget to “like” and “follow” us if you haven’t already!

We are also interested in what you plan to do throughout November to raise awareness of RHYM throughout the month. Please send your stories, ideas, events, etc. to Executive Director, Jevon Wilkes at We would love to feature your activities and events in our November newsletters. On behalf of the youth we all serve, thank you for your efforts!