Quick Facts

    • 72 percent of street youth reported experiencing major trauma

      such as physical and sexual abuse and witnessing or being a victim of violence, at some point in their lives in a recent Family & Youth Services Bureau study of street youth.

      Read the executive summary and help FYSB #EndYouthHomelessness.

    • On average, youth first became homeless at the age of 15, and had been on the streets a total of almost 2 years

      in a recent Family & Youth Services Bureau study of 656 street youth in 11 cities.

      Read the executive summary and join FYSB in its mission to #EndYouthHomelessness.

    • 30 percent of street youth identified as lesbian, gay, or bisexual; 6.8 percent identified as transgender

      in a recent Family & Youth Services Bureau study of 656 street youth in 11 cities.

      Read the executive summary and join FYSB in ending LGBT youth homelessness.

    • 53 percent of youth were unable to enter a shelter because it was full

      according to a recent Family & Youth Services Bureau study of 656 street youth in 11 cities.

      Read the executive summary and join with FYSB to #EndYouthHomelessness.

    • 9,641 victim requests for services

      including emergency shelter, went unmet in one day because domestic violence programs did not have the resources to provide these services, according to the National Census of Domestic Violence Services.

      This finding highlights the need for community-based, culturally relevant, language accessible and trauma-informed services and supports. Learn about the Family & Youth Services Bureau’s Specific Issues Resource Centers.

    • 3 out of 4

      survivors who used support groups, counseling, supportive services and legal advocacy from a domestic violence program rate these services “very helpful.”

      The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funds resource centers to inform and strengthen domestic violence intervention and prevention efforts at the individual, community, and societal levels. Meet the Domestic Violence Resource Network.

    • 19,431 children and 16,917 adults

      found refuge in emergency shelters or transitional housing provided by local domestic violence programs in one single day in 2013, according to the National Census of Domestic Violence Services.

      To find a shelter in your community, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

    • 66,581 victims

      were served by domestic violence programs across the country in one single day in 2013, according to the National Census of Domestic Violence Services.

      Local programs, funded by the Family & Youth Services Bureau’s Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, provide life-saving services and supports to victims of domestic violence and their children.

    • Over 10 Million Women and Men a Year

      are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

      Go to the National Domestic Violence Awareness Project website to learn how to get involved in your community’s efforts to end domestic violence.

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