Quick Facts

    • Over 1.2 million clients

      were served by programs funded by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) in 2015.

      Each year, FYSB administers FVPSA grants that provide safe housing, counseling and more to victims of domestic violence.

    • 1in 4 women and 1 in 7 men

      have been victims of domestic violence in their lifetime, according to The National Domestic Violence Hotline.

      FYSB's Family Violence Prevention Services Program exists to ensure that all victims of domestic violence have access to the services and supports that they need to live a life free of abuse.

    • LGBT people

      often have poorer health outcomes than other people, according to a report released by the Institute of Medicine.

      In New York City, a FYSB-funded street outreach program connects homeless LGBT youth to a no-cost medical clinic as part of a collaboration with Columbia University.

    • Twelve thousand six hundred and sixteen

      who came into contact with street outreach workers from a FYSB-funded program went on to spend at least one night in shelter in 2014 and 2015.

      Giving youth a safe place to stay may reduce instances of sex trafficking and survival sex, in which youth trade sex for food, housing, or other resources.

    • As Many As 2 In 5

      homeless youth may be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ), according to several studies.

      The Family and Youth Services Bureau funds the 3/40 BLUEPRINT project to help transitional living programs provide safe and affirming services to LGBTQ youth.

    • Former Foster Youth

      are more likely than other adults to experience homelessness, according to past research.

      In June 2016, the Family and Youth Services Bureau announced a demonstration project targeting young adults who left foster care after the age of 18 and need additional housing supports and services.

    • 18% of Youth

      who contacted the National Runaway Safeline in 2015 said they were experiencing abuse or neglect.

      NRS volunteers help young people who no longer feel safe at home explore their options, including finding a safe place to stay.

    • 37% of crisis connections

      to the National Runaway Safeline came from youth who were considering running away.

      Read the most recent trend report to learn more about the families and youth reaching out to FYSB’s national communication service in 2015.

    • Homelessness is the largest risk factor

      for commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors, according to a 2013 report by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council.

      Access the report and other resources in a newly updated brochure on “Recognizing and Assisting Youth Victims of Domestic Sex Trafficking.”

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