(65 ILCS 5/11-5.2-3)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-5.2-3)
The corporate authorities of a municipality annually
may appropriate funds to private nonprofit organizations for the purpose
of providing services to runaway or homeless youths and their families.
Such services may include temporary shelter, food, clothing, medical care,
transportation, individual and family counseling, and any other service
necessary to provide adequate temporary, protective care for runaway or
homeless youths, and to reunite the youths with their parents or guardians.
For the purposes of this Section, "runaway or homeless youth" means a person
under the age of 18 years who is absent from his legal residence without
the consent of his parent or legal guardian, or who is without a place of
shelter where supervision and care are available.
(Source: P.A. 83-1284.)