Quick Facts

    • An image of a woman with text that reads 95% of survivors

      report being more hopeful about the future after seeking and receiving help from a domestic violence program.

    • Images of youth with text that reads "about 44% of girls and 27% of boys"

      ages 15-19, have spoken with their parents about both abstinence and birth control.

      About 65% of girls and 53% of boys received formal sex education on both topics, according to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

    • Image of pregnant teen with text that reads Girls born to teen parents are almost 33%

      more likely to become teen parents themselves.

      FYSB and its partners at OAH, CDC, and the Indian Health Service are educating young people to end the cycle of teen pregnancy.

    • Image of two teen girls with text that reads Hispanic and Black teen girls are about 2-3 times

      more likely to give birth than white teen girls, according to the CDC.

      FYSB's Personal Responsibility Education Program targets youth who are homeless, in foster care, living in rural areas, or from minority groups.

    • Image of a mother and a baby with text that reades only 50% of teen mothers

      receive a high school diploma by age 22, compared to nearly 90% of women who did not give birth during adolescence.

      FYSB's adolescent pregnancy prevention grantees give young people the tools they need to postpone parenthood.

    • Text reads Homeless teens have lifetime pregnancy rates of 48%

      compared to 10% for those who are housed.

      FYSB's Runaway and Homeless Youth Program works to get young women off the streets and into shelter.

    • 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.

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.