Family & Youth Services Bureau: Fact Sheet

Family and Youth Services Bureau

Mission Statement


This fact sheet provides an overview of the Family and Youth Services Bureau's (FYSB's) three program areas: the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program, the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program, and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program.

The Runaway and Homeless Youth Program serves as the national leader for the provision of shelter services to unaccompanied homeless youth. Grants are administered to public and private organizations to establish and operate youth emergency shelters and transitional living programs.

FYSB's Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program supports state, tribal, and community efforts to promote medically accurate abstinence and contraceptive education, sexual risk avoidance education, and adulthood preparation programming.

The Family Violence Prevention and Services Program administers programs that provide both a safe haven to victims and their children and an array of supportive services to intervene in and prevent abuse.