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.