Quick Facts

  • 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.

  • 2,434 Crisis Chat Messages

    came to the National Runaway Safeline in 2014.

    FYSB’s Runaway and Homeless Youth Program uses a variety of online and offline strategies to make young people feel comfortable reaching out for help.

  • 30 Percent of Contacts

    to the National Runaway Safeline in 2014 were made by young people who were in crisis but had not yet run away.

    The FYSB-funded Safeline provides crisis intervention services aimed at reducing family conflict and keeping young people safely at home.

  • 16 percent of youth

    who contacted FYSB’s National Runaway Safeline in 2014 reported some form of abuse or neglect.

    NRS frontline team members receive more than 40 hours of crisis intervention training to help youth develop a customized safety plan.

  • 34 percent target youth in foster care

    The Family and Youth Services Bureau's Personal Responsibility Education Program targets those most at risk of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including youth in foster care.

  • 25 percent target pregnant and parenting teens

    The Family and Youth Services Bureau's Personal Responsibility Education Program targets those most at risk of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including pregnant and parenting teens.

  • Personal Responsibility Education Program Grantees: 22 percent target LGBTQ youth

    The Family and Youth Services Bureau's Personal Responsibility Education Program targets those most at risk of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth.

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