Quick Facts

  • 38 Percent of Mothers

    with child support cases have experienced domestic violence from the other parent.

    The Family and Youth Services Bureau is partnering with the Office of Child Support Enforcement to run the Domestic Violence and Child Support Liaisons Network.

  • Over 1.25 Millon

    people were served by programs funded by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) in 2014.

    Each year, the Family and Youth Services Bureau administers FVPSA grants that provide safe housing, counseling and more to victims of domestic violence.

  • Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) logo

    Number of states receiving HPOG 2.0 awards.

  • Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) logo

    Number of HPOG 2.0 grantee organizations awarded.

  • 48 Percent of Women

    said that concern for their pets' welfare delayed their entry into a domestic violence shelter, according to a recent study.

    The FYSB-funded National Domestic Violence Hotline connects callers to local safe havens for pets.

  • 54 Percent of Women

    in a study on domestic violence said their abuser had hurt or killed their pets.

    Many FYSB-supported shelters offer housing for pets or collaborate with area programs that provide temporary accommodations.

  • Nearly Half of Youth

    who contact the National Runaway Safeline are still at home.

    Read the 2014 trend report to learn more about youth and adults reaching out to FYSB’s national communication service.

  • Family Dynamics

    were a factor in 30% of crisis contacts to FYSB’s National Runaway Safeline.

    The Safeline arranges and facilitates conference calls between family members to help them communicate.

  • Over 15,000 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.

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