Quick Facts

    • Over 1.25 Millon

      people were served by programs funded by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) in 2014.

      Each year, the Family and Youth Services Bureau administers FVPSA grants that provide safe housing, counseling and more to victims of domestic violence.

    • 48 Percent of Women

      said that concern for their pets' welfare delayed their entry into a domestic violence shelter, according to a recent study.

      The FYSB-funded National Domestic Violence Hotline connects callers to local safe havens for pets.

    • 54 Percent of Women

      in a study on domestic violence said their abuser had hurt or killed their pets.

      Many FYSB-supported shelters offer housing for pets or collaborate with area programs that provide temporary accommodations.

    • Nearly Half of Youth

      who contact the National Runaway Safeline are still at home.

      Read the 2014 trend report to learn more about youth and adults reaching out to FYSB’s national communication service.

    • Family Dynamics

      were a factor in 30% of crisis contacts to FYSB’s National Runaway Safeline.

      The Safeline arranges and facilitates conference calls between family members to help them communicate.

    • Over 15,000 Youth Have Gotten Home Safely

      through the National Runaway Safeline's Home Free bus ticket program since 1995.

      The Family and Youth Services Bureau considers the safety of runaway and homeless youth one of its four core outcomes.

    • 2,434 Crisis Chat Messages

      came to the National Runaway Safeline in 2014.

      FYSB’s Runaway and Homeless Youth Program uses a variety of online and offline strategies to make young people feel comfortable reaching out for help.

    • 30 Percent of Contacts

      to the National Runaway Safeline in 2014 were made by young people who were in crisis but had not yet run away.

      The FYSB-funded Safeline provides crisis intervention services aimed at reducing family conflict and keeping young people safely at home.

    • 16 percent of youth

      who contacted FYSB’s National Runaway Safeline in 2014 reported some form of abuse or neglect.

      NRS frontline team members receive more than 40 hours of crisis intervention training to help youth develop a customized safety plan.

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