Quick Facts

    • Woman in prison on phone behind glass
      66,000

      Incarcerated women

      Nationwide are mothers of minor children, according to the National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women. A recent  publication reveals ten truths that matter when working with "justice involved" women.

    • Mother with back towards camera holding sleeping baby
      $430

      Average monthly child support payment

      Or $5,150 per year, according to Support Providers: 2010, the new Census Bureau statistics in the Survey of Income and Program Participation.

    • Text reads Homeless teens have lifetime pregnancy rates of 48%

      compared to 10% for those who are housed.

      FYSB's Runaway and Homeless Youth Program works to get young women off the streets and into shelter.

    • 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.

    • Mom with construction hat holding toddler with construction hat
      14%

      Poverty rate when single mothers are fully employed

      A decrease from 40.7% for all single-mother families, which are nearly five times as likely to be poor than married-couple families, says the Center for American Progress in a new report.

    • Sad girl with hands crossed on knees
      60%

      Children 17 and under exposed to violence

      Either directly or indirectly during the past year according to a national survey.  More than 20% had been bullied during their lifetime.

    • Boy crouched and protecting himself with book with another child's legs in the foreground
      49

      States with anti-bullying laws

      South Dakota was the 49th state to implement.  Find more on cyber-bullying, prevention techniques, who’s at risk, and how to get help at www.stopbullying.gov.

Quick Facts

  • forty-one thousand five hundred seventy-five 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 thousand 1 hundred ninety-seven 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

  • Forty-six thousand nine hundred twenty-four 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 percent

    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.

  • Illustration of dollars and an arrow pointing to two houses

    Percentage of child support collections that went to families in FY 2013

  • Illustration depicting a dollar bill coming out of the flow to a paycheck

    Percentage of child support collected through income withholding from employee paychecks in FY 2013

  • Illustration of dollar bills

    Amount of child support that state and tribal programs collected in FY 2013