Quick Facts

  • 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

  • An elder speaks with two children.

    70% of ANA projects promote intergenerational exchanges, bringing elders and youth together to share cultural knowledge

  • A language mentor poses with her apprentice.

    49 elders and 201 youth, on average, participate in each ANA project, demonstrating our grantees’ commitment to engaging the community

  • Photo from Chickaloon Native Village in Alaska

    Each ANA language project helps approximately 40 youth increase their Native language fluency.

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