Quick Facts

    • 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.

    • 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.