Quick Facts

    • 38 Percent

      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.

    • 40 Years ago

      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.

    • An estimated 9.8 percent

      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.

    • For 11 Years

      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.

    • Nine Sites

      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.

    • Know the warning signs of abuse. The Hotline 1-800-799-7233. TTY 1-800-787-3224.

      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.

    • Intimate partner violence (IPV) is not limited to physical 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.

    • 1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men

      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.

    • Youth From 11

      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.

Quick Facts

  • An estimated 300 thousand young people

    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.

  • Teenage Fathers Are 25 Percent

    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.”

  • More Than a Quarter of Teens

    ages 16 to 19, volunteered at least once in 2012.

    The Family and Youth Services Bureau encourages volunteerism as a pathway to self-sufficiency.

  • Millions of Americans

    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.

  • More Than 6 Million Americans

    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.

  • 1 in 3 Adolescents

    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.

  •  Girls are 6 Times

    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.

  • 17 Federal Agencies

    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.

  • LGBTQ Youth Experiencing Homelessness

    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.