Quick Facts

    • 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.

    • 27 percent of young people

      served by the Transitional Living Program are either pregnant or have already had at least one child.

      FYSB’s maternity group homes teach young people parenting skills as well as health and nutrition, family budgeting, and other skills to promote their long-term economic independence and ensure the wellbeing of their children.

    • 32 percent of calls

      to the National Runaway Safeline 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.