Runaway & Homeless Youth Services

CAPTAIN CHS operates four programs in support of homeless and runaway youth, including:

  • Our Street Outreach Program connects dedicated staff directly to youth ages 13-21 years in Saratoga County, or ages 13-24 in Fulton and Montgomery Counties who are experiencing homelessness or are at-risk of becoming homeless.

  • The Safe Harbour program offers case management and an enhanced array of services to youth who have been trafficked, sexually exploited, or at risk of victimization. Working with the Street Outreach team, case managers assist with critical emergency and long-term services, stable housing, advocacy, and other supports that can help them heal.

  • The Supportive Housing Program is for young adults ages 18-25 who are leaving foster care without a permanent place to live, struggling with chronic homelessness, or confirmed victims of human trafficking with no permanent housing options available. The program maintains ten 1-bedroom apartments supported by case management.

  • The Runaway & Homeless Youth Shelter is a temporary shelter serving youth under age 18 who are homeless, runaway, or in an otherwise unsafe situation. Youth can stay for up to 30 days or as long as is necessary, and know that they will be safe and find refuge in a home-like environment.