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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
among Hispanic and African American teens, dropping the national teen birth rate to an all-time low in 2015.
Grantees of the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program give youth the information they need to make responsible decisions and avoid teen pregnancy.
participating in a recent data collection study said they were raped, beaten up, robbed, or otherwise assaulted while living on the streets.
The Street Outreach Program provides services in areas where street youth congregate to help prevent sexual exploitation and abuse.