Quick Facts

    • Text reads 26% of LGBT youth

      are rejected by their family and put out of their homes after coming out.

      Services provided through the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program are required to be safe and inclusive for all youth.

    • Text reads As many as 40% of homeless youth

      are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

      FYSB's Runaway and Homeless Youth Program requires its grantees to train staff in how to best serve the unique needs of the LGBT population.

    • Image of three youth with text that reads 25% of street youth

      said they became homeless after leaving foster care.

      The Runaway and Homeless Youth Program provides services to eligible youth who have exited the foster care system.

    • Image of a calendar with text that reads: by 2020, the Federal Government aims to

      prevent and end youth and family homelessness.

      Learn how by reading the Opening Doors strategic plan.

    • An image of a cell phone with text that reads 23,500 calls a month

      are received by the National Domestic Violence Hotline, on average.

      More than 90 percent of callers report that this is their first call for help.

    • 236 people every day received help by calling the National Runaway Safeline in 2013

      The Family and Youth Services Bureau has funded NRS to be its national communication system since 1974.

    • Image of a bus with text that reads over 14,000 youth have gotten home safely

      through the National Runaway Safeline's Home Free bus ticket program since 1995.

      The Family and Youth Services Bureau considers the safety of runaway and homeless youth one of its four core outcomes.

    • 1,922 young people graduated with skills to succeed

      from Transitional Living programs and Maternity Group Homes funded by the Family and Youth Services Bureau in 2013.

    • Image of a teen girl with text that reads "Teen Pregnancy in a "winnable battle"

      according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

      Learn more about CDC's Winnable Battle priority around teen pregnancy prevention.

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.