Quick Facts

    • 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.

    • Teen Pregnancy is a "winnable battle"

      according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

      Learn more about CDC's Winnable Battle priority around teen pregnancy prevention.

    • 897 youth learned skills to be better parents

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

    • 19,936 youth found shelter in 2013

      for at least one night with the help of Street Outreach programs funded by the Family and Youth Services Bureau.

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