Quick Facts

  • Homeless Woman
    17.2 Million

    Women living in poverty

    Based on an analysis of 2010 Census data by the National Women’s Law Center. The poverty rate among women climbed from 13.9 percent in 2009 to 14.5

  • 236 people every day received help by calling the National Runaway Safeline in 2013

    The Family and Youth Services Bureau has funded NRS to be its national communication system since 1974.

  • Image of a bus with text that reads over 14,000 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.

  • 1,922 young people graduated with skills to succeed

    from Transitional Living programs and Maternity Group Homes funded by the Family and Youth Services Bureau in 2013.

  • Image of a teen girl with text that reads "Teen Pregnancy in a "winnable battle"

    according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Learn more about CDC's Winnable Battle priority around teen pregnancy prevention.

  • 897 youth learned skills to be better parents

    through Maternity Group Homes funded by the Family and Youth Services Bureau in 2013.

  • More than 81,000 Enrolled in IDAs

    Through the AFI program more than 81,000 individuals have enrolled in IDAs. 60,108 accounts have been opened, depositing a total of $56,653,295 in earned income.

  • Teen girl with hands on chin
    $10.9 billion

    Cost to taxpayers for teen childbearing

    The national and state estimates include costs associated with child welfare, criminal justice, public health and public assistance, as well as lost tax revenue.

  • 60

    Community-Centered Grants

    were awarded by the Healthy Marriage program.

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