About RAP House

The Runaway Alternatives Project (RAP) House is located in New Port Richey and is open to youths ages 10-17 who are runaway, homeless or in need of a short- term out of home respite placement for any reason. The RAP House also accepts youth who are in need of an emergency shelter placement due to abuse and/or neglect and for youth in foster care who have experienced a disruption in their foster placement. Shelter services are provided for up to fourteen days.

RAP House provides 24 hour, 7 day a week admission services, youth supervision, food, clothing if needed, crisis counseling, life skills education, individual and family counseling, recreation and leisure time activities and case management services. Educational services are provided by the local school district in Pasco county. Youth and their families are expected to actively participate in program services and abide by program rules. There is no fee for program services.

The program serves as a short-term placement for youth in crisis. After leaving the shelter, youth and their family may be referred for continued family counseling through the YFA Family Services outpatient programs.

For more information, visit www.yfainc.org

RAP House is located at:
7522 Plathe Road
New Port Richey, Florida 34653
Telephone (727) 835-1777
Toll Free (800) 226-7187