Quick Facts

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • An image of four women with text that reads 1 in 4 women

      is the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime.

    • An image of a large group of people and text that reads 12 million women and men

      are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States every year.

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.