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.
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.
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