Wisconsin Association for Runaway Services

Contact Information

Direct Service Outreach to Runaways
2318 E. Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53704 - 4949
(608) 241-2649
FY 2017 AmeriCorps State and Territory Commission

Executive Summary

The WI Association for Runaway Services (WARS) will have 32 FT and 5 HT AmeriCorps members who will provide an array of support services for runaway and homeless youth including street outreach, community education, community outreach, and aid in transitional living programs and shelters in 15 communities in WI. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for having had 40,000 contacts with runaway and homeless youth on the street, offering them information on healthy alternatives, and working more intensely with 3,000 youth, providing support to staff with family mediation and crisis intervention. Of these youth, 2,850(95%) will return home or to a safe alternative; 2,707 will not run again. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will aid in leveraging an additional 1,200 volunteers that will be engaged in aiding with street outreach, community outreach, and working with youth in the runaway programs, providing 50,000 hours of service. The CNCS investment of $472,451 will be matched with $473,969 in private funding.

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