Tricia Alford (left), Director of the Catholic Charities Runaway and Homeless Youth Program, and Ashley McGowan, Youth & Family Caseworker and Community Outreach Coordinator) sit down for an interview about the program.

By Dave Warner

Tricia Alford, Director of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program of Herkimer County, came by the studio to explain the program, how long they’ve been in business, and their services.

RHY works with runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth up to the age of 21, providing 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency housing, crisis and ongoing counseling for youth and families, transportation, independent living skills, referrals, academic tutoring, mentoring, and advocacy.

To learn more about the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program (RHY), visit or like their Facebook page. You can also Contact Program Director Tricia Alford directly by calling 315 894-9917 ext 227.

You can listen to the podcast below: