Quick Facts

  • One million, one hundred sixty-eight thousand, three hundred fifty-four public school students

    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. 

  • Only 4 out of 10

    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

  • 6,197 homeless children living on their own

    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

  • 46,924 youth under 25

    were on their own and homeless during the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2013 Point-in-Time Count of homelessness.

  • Almost 8%

    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.

  • An estimated 300,000 young people

    were 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.

  • Teen Fathers are 25-30 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.

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