Quick Facts

    • 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. 

    • 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.

Quick Facts

  • forty-one thousand five hundred seventy-five 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

  • 6 thousand 1 hundred ninety-seven homeless children living on their own

    were counted during the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2013 Point-in-Time Count of homelessness.

    If you know a youth under 18 who has run away or is homeless, call 1-800-RUNAWAY for suggestions on how to help

  • Forty-six thousand nine hundred twenty-four youth under 25

    were on their own and homeless during the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2013 Point-in-Time Count of homelessness.

  • Almost 8 percent

    of people experiencing homelessness in America are under 25 and living on their own, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2013 Point-in-Time Count.

  • 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.