Quick Facts

  • 38 Percent of Mothers

    with child support cases have experienced domestic violence from the other parent.

    The Family and Youth Services Bureau is partnering with the Office of Child Support Enforcement to run the Domestic Violence and Child Support Liaisons Network.

  • Over 1.25 Millon

    people were served by programs funded by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) in 2014.

    Each year, the Family and Youth Services Bureau administers FVPSA grants that provide safe housing, counseling and more to victims of domestic violence.

  • Logo for Health Profession Opportunity Grants program

    Number of states receiving HPOG 2.0 awards.

    The Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program serves TANF recipients and other low-income individuals by providing education, training, and other support services to help them obtain occupations in the healthcare field. The second round of HPOG grants (HPOG 2.0) was awarded in 2015 to grantees in 21 states. Learn more about the HPOG program and its two rounds of grantees.

  • Logo for Health Profession Opportunity Grants program

    Number of HPOG 2.0 grantee organizations awarded.

    In September 2015, HPOG announced its second round of grants. Nearly $72 million has been awarded to a new round of 32 grantees around the nation. Meet the HPOG 2.0 grantees and learn more about HPOG's mission.

  • 48 Percent of Women

    said that concern for their pets' welfare delayed their entry into a domestic violence shelter, according to a recent study.

    The FYSB-funded National Domestic Violence Hotline connects callers to local safe havens for pets.

  • 54 Percent of Women

    in a study on domestic violence said their abuser had hurt or killed their pets.

    Many FYSB-supported shelters offer housing for pets or collaborate with area programs that provide temporary accommodations.

  • Family Dynamics

    were a factor in 30% of crisis contacts to FYSB’s National Runaway Safeline.

    The Safeline arranges and facilitates conference calls between family members to help them communicate.

  • Over 15,000 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.

  • 34 Percent Target Youth in Foster Care

    The Family and Youth Services Bureau's Personal Responsibility Education Program targets those most at risk of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including youth in foster care.

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