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.

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