(PLEASE NOTE: The information below is provided to help homeless individuals and families by identifying programs and organizations that may be able to assist them directly.  Resources and information provided does not in any way imply endorsement or regulation by THHI, as each program, service, and/or organization is operated by a governmental or independent entity not owned or operated by THHI. To read about THHI’s Targeted Efforts concerning Homeless Unaccompanied Youth, please click here. )

Unaccompanied homeless youth often have different needs to overcoming homelessness than a youth residing in a homeless household.

An unaccompanied homeless youth is someone who

  • Is between the ages of 16 and 24, and
  • Has no adult caregiver (as defined by federal and state law) with them, and
  • Lacks a regular, fixed and adequate night-time residence, or is facing imminent loss of housing

There are a few programs within the Tampa/Hillsborough County Continuum of Care with a focus on helping homeless unaccompanied youth: