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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On average, ANA grantees create or strengthen 16 partnerships per project, helping sustain project benefits after the project ends
70% of ANA projects promote intergenerational exchanges, bringing elders and youth together to share cultural knowledge
49 elders and 201 youth, on average, participate in each ANA project, demonstrating our grantees’ commitment to engaging the community
Each ANA language project helps approximately 40 youth increase their Native language fluency.
were sleeping on the streets, in cars, and in abandoned buildings, among other unsafe places, during the 2011-12 school year, according to a 2014 report by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Family and Youth Services Bureau needs your help to make sure that all young people in the United States have the stability they need to be successful in school.
were homeless or unstably housed during the 2011-12 school year, according to a 2014 report by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Family and Youth Services Bureau works with the Department of Education to identify and provide services to homeless youth.
homeless youth under 18 living on their own were in shelters during the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2013 point-in-time count of homelessness.
To find Family and Youth Services Bureau-funded shelters in your community, visit our map of providers.
were counted during the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2013 Point-in-Time Count of homelessness.
If you know a youth under 18 who has run away or is homeless, call 1-800-RUNAWAY for suggestions on how to help.
were on their own and homeless during the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2013 Point-in-Time Count of homelessness.
of people experiencing homelessness in America are under 25 and living on their own, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2013 Point-in-Time Count.
Percentage of child support collections that went to families in FY 2013
Percentage of child support collected through income withholding from employee paychecks in FY 2013
Amount of child support that state and tribal programs collected in FY 2013