Quick Facts

    • 27 Percent of Women and 12 Percent of Men

      have experienced some form of intimate partner violence (IPV) in their lifetimes and reported serious short- or long-term impacts, such as post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and injury, according to the CDC.

      FYSB urges communities to continue critical efforts to prevent this widespread public health issue. Visit PreventIPV.org for more information about primary prevention of IPV. 

    • 71 Percent of Female and 58 Percent of Male Victims

      first experienced intimate partner violence before age 25, according to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey.

      FYSB believes the prevention of intimate partner violence should begin at an early age. For prevention tools and approaches, visit PreventIPV.org

    • 9,641 Victim Requests for Services

      including emergency shelter, went unmet in one day because domestic violence programs did not have the resources to provide these services, according to the National Census of Domestic Violence Services.

      This finding highlights the need for community-based, culturally relevant, language accessible and trauma-informed services and supports. Learn about the Family & Youth Services Bureau’s Specific Issues Resource Centers.

    • 3 Out of 4

      survivors who used support groups, counseling, supportive services and legal advocacy from a domestic violence program rate these services “very helpful.”

      The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funds resource centers to inform and strengthen domestic violence intervention and prevention efforts at the individual, community, and societal levels. Meet the Domestic Violence Resource Network.

    • 19,431 Children and 16,917 Adults

      found refuge in emergency shelters or transitional housing provided by local domestic violence programs in one single day in 2013, according to the National Census of Domestic Violence Services.

      To find a shelter in your community, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at  1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

    • 66,581 Victims

      were served by domestic violence programs across the country in one single day in 2013, according to the National Census of Domestic Violence Services.

      Local programs, funded by the Family & Youth Services Bureau’s Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, provide life-saving services and supports to victims of domestic violence and their children.

    • Over 10 Million Women and Men a Year

      are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

      Go to the National Domestic Violence Awareness Project website to learn how to get involved in your community’s efforts to end domestic violence.

    • 20 People Per Minute

      are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

      If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for crisis intervention, safety planning and referrals to services providers near you.

    • 41,575 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.

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