Emergency Shelter


Act Together is an emergency housing facility for male, female and gender nonconforming youth who have runaway, are experiencing a family crisis, are the victims of abuse or neglect, or are homeless for other reasons. The maximum stay is 21 days, voluntary and must be earned by an earnest effort to develop solutions using other Youth Focus and community resources. Referrals can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

While at Act Together youth receive shelter, as well as medical, psychological, and educational support in home-like environment. The children attend public school, most often the school they were currently attending, and participate in a wide variety of both on and off campus recreational, cultural and social activities.

 

Act Together has a long history of serving the LGBTQ community. We are the proud recipient of several grants from the Guilford Green Foundation, a local organization whose mission is to promote diversity and inclusiveness throughout the gay and lesbian community in greater Guilford County.

 

There is no cost for a child to take advantage of Act Together emergency housing and the shelter serves approximately 250 youths in a year.  The majority of youth discharged from Act Together are reunited with their parent(s)/ guardian(s),  go to live with a relative or friend, or are placed in foster care or a group home.

 

Act Together receives reimbursement from the USDA from some of the food purchased for the facility.

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If you would like more information about Act Together, please contact us.

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Free emergency housing facility for male, female and gender nonconforming youth who have runaway. If you are a teen in need of help, visit our Greensboro facility at 1601 Huffine Mill Road and we will be happy to help you, free of charge.

There is no cost for a child to take advantage of Act Together.

Contact Us

336.375.1332
 engo@youthfocus.org
Download a referral form