Quick Facts

  • Pie chart: Percent of School-Aged Children Served by Regulated versus Legally Operating  (but Non-Regulated) Providers - regulated 76%, legally operating 24%

    Seventy-six percent of school-aged children are served by regulated (licensed) care providers.

  • Pie chart: Percent of School-Aged Children Served by Different Types of Providers - child home 6%, family home 24%, group home 6%, center 64%

    Sixty-four percent of all school-aged children are served by center providers.

  • Pie chart: Percent of CCDF Children Served Each Month by School Status - school aged 6 < 13 yrs 34%, all other children 66%

    Thirty-four percent of all children served by CCDF Funds are school-aged children.

  • 41,575 public school students

    were sleeping on the streets, in cars, and in abandoned buildings, among other unsafe places, during the 2011-12 school year, according to a 2014 report by the U.S. Department of Education.

    The Family and Youth Services Bureau needs your help to make sure that all young people in the United States have the stability they need to be successful in school.

  • One million, one hundred sixty-eight thousand, three hundred fifty-four public school students

    were homeless or unstably housed during the 2011-12 school year, according to a 2014 report by the U.S. Department of Education.

    The Family and Youth Services Bureau works with the Department of Education to identify and provide services to homeless youth. 

  • Only 4 out of 10

    homeless youth under 18 living on their own were in shelters during the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2013 point-in-time count of homelessness.

    To find Family and Youth Services Bureau-funded shelters in your community, visit our map of providers

  • 6,197 homeless children living on their own

    were counted during the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2013 Point-in-Time Count of homelessness.

    If you know a youth under 18 who has run away or is homeless, call 1-800-RUNAWAY for suggestions on how to help

  • 46,924 youth under 25

    were on their own and homeless during the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2013 Point-in-Time Count of homelessness.

  • Almost 8%

    of people experiencing homelessness in America are under 25 and living on their own, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2013 Point-in-Time Count.

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