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Bridges for Youth and Families

120 W. State St 4th Fl. Ithaca NY 14850

Program Overview 


Bridges for Youth and Families is a runaway and homeless youth program that can provide a "bridge" of communication between youth under the age of 21 in Tompkins County and their families.

We work with youth, and families of youth, who may be thinking of running away, have run away or are homeless and who want to reunify with their identified family. We offer culturally-sensitive services that are open and affirming for all youth and families.

Services we can offer:
  • Information and Referral
  • Advocacy
  • Outreach and Education
  • Family Mediation and Support
  • Short-term Solution-Focused Counseling
  • Intensive Case Management
  • Transportation
  • Short-term Emergency Housing
  • Host Home Certification and Training
  • Anger Management Groups
  • Youth Advisory Committee Opportunities
  • LGBTQQI Youth Group

    All services are:
  • Free
  • Confidential
  • Voluntary
  • Accessible 24 hours per day