Quick Facts

    • 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.

    • 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.

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.