Programs Operated by NSPN

National Safe Place

National Safe Place works to expand the national safety net for youth through a network of licensed agencies that operate the Safe Place program. The organization provides training, technical support and resources to ensure quality and consistent operation of Safe Place, a youth outreach and prevention program for young people in need of help and safety. To learn more, please visit


Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC)

RHYTTAC is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services' Family and Youth Services Bureau and operated by National Safe Place Network. RHYTTAC provides training and technical assistance (T&TA) to more than 600 FYSB-funded runaway and homeless youth (RHY) programs. T&TA services are designed to supply FYSB RHY programs with necessary tools/information to provide high-quality services. These tools include, but are not limited to, online training, facilitated and recorded webinars, on-site training, phone consultations, online resources, networking community, an annual national conference, and more! Ultimately, these services lead to positive outcomes for children, youth and families in their communities. To learn more, please visit


NSPN provides training for youth service providers to help improve their work with survivors of human trafficking. RHY service providers who may come into contact with youth involved in human trafficking must have a basic understanding of human trafficking in order to accurately identify victims and provide appropriate and trauma-informed services. The human trafficking framework NSPN created to support this initiative focuses on the following areas: recognition, respect and response. The project is officially identified as HTR3 to reflect the three human trafficking focus areas. In October 2013, NSPN received a one-year federal grant to provide this training to more than 400 federal RHY grantees. To learn more, please visit