Quick Facts

    • 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.

    • 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.