Wisconsin Association for Runaway Services
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2011
Runaway and homeless youth who live on the street are leaving unbearable conditions only to enter into high risk situations with few resources and support systems. Wisconsin Association for Runaway Services' AmeriCorps members provide street outreach and crisis intervention to these youth. Food, transportation, clothing, educational materials, shelter, and referrals are provided. The majority of youth are reunited with their families or a safe alternative is found. Members provide services in 36 counties, ensuring runaway, homeless, and youth in crisis have a strong support system.