who age out of foster care report not being able to pay their rent in the past year, according to one recent study.
FYSB-funded transitional living programs provided support to more than 400 LGBT youth during the 2012 fiscal year.
the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act paved the way for the first 66 federally funded emergency shelters for youth struggling with family conflict and other issues.
The Family and Youth Services Bureau now funds more than 600 runaway and homeless youth programs across the country.
don’t have health insurance and 4.7 percent have no usual source of health care.
For more information on how the Affordable Care Act expands insurance coverage for adolescents, visit healthcare.gov.
FYSB’s Runaway and Homeless Youth grantees have been using National Runaway Prevention Month to raise awareness about the issues that runaways and homeless youth face.
Learn more about promoting runaway prevention in communities across America.
across the country worked with the Federal government last year to come up with better ways to count the number of youth experiencing homelessness.
Read the report on lessons learned from that effort.
Intentionally hurtful words, blaming, and threats by a partner are often precursors to physical violence.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline, a project of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, has a helpful tip sheet for recognizing signs of abuse.
It also incorporates sexual violence, threats, and emotional abuse.
For IPV survivors struggling with severe emotional trauma, the National Center for Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health, a resource center supported by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, has developed comprehensive, accessible and culturally relevant responses to the range of trauma-related issues caused by abusive relationships.
have experienced stalking by an intimate partner that made them fearful for their lives or the wellbeing of someone close to them.
The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act supports programs that provide safety planning alongside shelter and legal advocacy for victims of intimate partner violence to promote their health and wellbeing.
Runaway and Homeless Youth grantees entered the third annual RHY mural contest in 2013.
See all the entries and read, in their own words, why they are meaningful.
will have been reached with teen pregnancy prevention and adulthood preparation programming by the Family and Youth Services Bureau’s State Personal Responsibility Education Program by September 2014.
FYSB urges communities to continue critical efforts to prevent teen pregnancy.
less likely to receive a high school diploma by age 22 than similar young males who did not become fathers as teens.
The Family and Youth Services Bureau encourages all Americans to “PREP Teens for the Future.”
The Family and Youth Services Bureau encourages volunteerism as a pathway to self-sufficiency.
now have health insurance that’s there when they need it, at a price they can afford.
The Family and Youth Services Bureau marks the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act by encouraging those served by its programs to take care of their health.
have either signed up for a private health insurance plan or for Medicaid coverage.
The Family and Youth Services Bureau encourages all young people and families served by its programs to explore coverage today.
in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence.
FYSB’s Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention programs teach young people about healthy, respectful dating relationships.
more likely to get pregnant and twice as likely to get a sexually transmitted infection after being physically or sexually abused.
The Family and Youth Services Bureau educates young people on the risks of dating violence through its Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention programs.
came together to enhance services and support networks that provide survivors of human trafficking with a path to freedom, independence and self-sufficiency.
The Family and Youth Services Bureau affirms its commitment to the Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States.
are more likely to stay with a stranger and less likely to stay in a shelter than heterosexual youth.
The Family and Youth Services Bureau recently funded a 3-year project to better understand the shelter and service needs of LGBTQ homeless youth.