Quick Facts

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 897 youth learned skills to be better parents

      through Maternity Group Homes funded by the Family and Youth Services Bureau in 2013.