Quick Facts

    • This image has the silhouettes of 4 children in front of a house. One child is a dark color. Text infront of the children reads "Approximately 25% spoke a language other than English".

      Approximately a quarter of all children served by Head Start in the 2007-2008 program year spoke a language other than English at home. View the DLL Report to Congress.

    • LGBTQ Youth Experiencing Homelessness

      are more likely to stay with a stranger and less likely to stay in a shelter than heterosexual youth.

      The Family and Youth Services Bureau recently funded a 3-year project to better understand the shelter and service needs of LGBTQ homeless youth. 

    • 38 Percent

      who age out of foster care report not being able to pay their rent in the past year, according to one recent study.

      FYSB-funded transitional living programs provided support to more than 400 LGBT youth during the 2012 fiscal year.

    • 40 Years ago

      the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act paved the way for the first 66 federally funded emergency shelters for youth struggling with family conflict and other issues.

      The Family and Youth Services Bureau now funds more than 600 runaway and homeless youth programs across the country.

    • An estimated 9.8 percent

      don’t have health insurance and 4.7 percent have no usual source of health care.

      For more information on how the Affordable Care Act expands insurance coverage for adolescents, visit healthcare.gov.

    • For 11 Years

      FYSB’s Runaway and Homeless Youth grantees have been using National Runaway Prevention Month to raise awareness about the issues that runaways and homeless youth face.

      Learn more about promoting runaway prevention in communities across America.

    • Nine Sites

      across the country worked with the Federal government last year to come up with better ways to count the number of youth experiencing homelessness.

      Read the report on lessons learned from that effort.

    • Work Participation Rates

      TANF work participation rates measure engagement in certain work activities for families receiving assistance.  The majority of reported hours involve direct work, mostly in employment but also in community service and work experience.  Read more in the Claims Resolution Act Report and the most recent TANF Report to Congress.

    • A staff member from First Ponca Financial Incorporated poses with a project partner

      On average, ANA grantees create or strengthen 16 partnerships per project, helping sustain project benefits after the project ends

Quick Facts

  • 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

  • An estimated 300 thousand young people

    will have been reached with teen pregnancy prevention and adulthood preparation programming by the Family and Youth Services Bureau’s State Personal Responsibility Education Program by September 2014.

  • Teenage Fathers Are 25 Percent

    less likely to receive a high school diploma by age 22 than similar young males who did not become fathers as teens.

    The Family and Youth Services Bureau encourages all Americans to “PREP Teens for the Future.”

  • More than 60,000

    centers and family child care homes participated in QRIS or other quality improvement activities in 49 States/Territories reporting in 2012. Learn more about the QPR 2012 Report Data.

  • 6 States and Territories

    utilized mobile technology (remote data entry for licensors), improved reporting and e-licensing and paperless training records in 2012. Learn more about the QPR 2012 Report Data.

  • More Than a Quarter of Teens

    ages 16 to 19, volunteered at least once in 2012.

    The Family and Youth Services Bureau encourages volunteerism as a pathway to self-sufficiency.

  • Millions of Americans

    now have health insurance that’s there when they need it, at a price they can afford.

    The Family and Youth Services Bureau marks the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act by encouraging those served by its programs to take care of their health.