Quick Facts

    • 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.

    • 1,678 young people

      received crisis intervention services through the National Runaway Safeline’s new online chat service in 2013.

      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.

    • Approximately 380,000

      youth under age 18 are homeless and on their own for more than a week every year, according to estimates from the National Alliance to End Homelessness.

      Learn more about the Federal Strategic Plan to end youth homelessness by 2020.

    • 13 to 24 year olds

      are the least likely of any age group to know that they are infected with HIV.

      FYSB supports HIV/AIDS awareness in its Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention programs.

    • Image of a couple holding hands with words Only 33 percent

      of teens who were in an abusive relationship ever told anyone about the abuse.

      The Family and Youth Service Bureau teaches youth healthy relationship skills through its Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention grant programs.

    • 2,100+

      young people have been recovered from sexual exploitation by the FBI’s Innocence Lost anti-trafficking initiative since 2003.

      FYSB’s Runaway and Homeless Youth Program collaborates with the initiative at four pilot sites across the country.

    • More than two thirds

      of homeless youth have mental health problems from stressful and traumatic experiences.

      FYSB-funded transitional living programs provide mental health counseling in a trauma-informed setting to improve young people’s chances of healing.

    • One out of four

      newly infected with HIV in the United States are between the ages of 13 and 24.

      FYSB’s Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention grantees use the most effective, culturally appropriate programming to help young people stop the spread of HIV.

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.