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    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.

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    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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    9%

    Decrease in teen birth rate

    CDC report says teen birth rates in 2010 were the lowest in 70 years for all ages and ethnic groups.

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    55%

    People released from prison or jail who are parents

    With half a million people released from prisons and 7 million from jails each year, HUD is encouraging multifamily housing owners to develop policies and procedures that allow those formerly incarcerated to rejoin their families in HUD-assisted housing while maintaining safety for residents.

  • By 2020, the Federal Government aims to

    prevent and end youth and family homelessness.

    Learn how by reading the Opening Doors strategic plan.

  • An image of a cell phone with text that reads 23,500 calls a month

    are received by the National Domestic Violence Hotline, on average.

    More than 90 percent of callers report that this is their first call for help.

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    $36,931

    Median annual earnings for women in 2010

    For those 15 or older who worked year-round, full time (Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2010). See Census.gov in

  • Hands hanging out of jail cell
    20%

    Young fathers incarcerated by age 25

    Compared to only 6% of young men without children from the National Center for Family and Marriage Research.

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