Quick Facts

    • 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.

    • 20 people per minute

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

      If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for crisis intervention, safety planning and referrals to services providers near you.

    • 41,575 public school students

      were sleeping on the streets, in cars, and in abandoned buildings, among other unsafe places, during the 2011-12 school year, according to a 2014 report by the U.S. Department of Education.

      The Family and Youth Services Bureau needs your help to make sure that all young people in the United States have the stability they need to be successful in school.

    • One million, one hundred sixty-eight thousand, three hundred fifty-four public school students

      were homeless or unstably housed during the 2011-12 school year, according to a 2014 report by the U.S. Department of Education.

      The Family and Youth Services Bureau works with the Department of Education to identify and provide services to homeless youth. 

    • Only 4 out of 10

      homeless youth under 18 living on their own were in shelters during the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2013 point-in-time count of homelessness.

      To find Family and Youth Services Bureau-funded shelters in your community, visit our map of providers

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