Quick Facts

    • 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.

    • Within 48 Hours

      of running away, a young person is likely to be solicited for prostitution or another form of commercial sexual exploitation.

      Learn how to recognize and support victims of sex trafficking by reading the Family and Youth Services Bureau’s brochure, Bought and Sold.

    • 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.

    • An image of a woman with text that reads 81% of women

      who experience rape, stalking or physical violence by an intimate partner report health impacts such as PTSD symptoms and injury.