reported physical victimization and 10% reported sexual victimization from a dating partner
in the 12 months* before they participated in the 2013 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey. *Vagi, K. J., Olsen, E. O., Basile, K. C., & Vivolo-Kantor, A. M. (2015). Teen dating violence (physical and sexual) among US high school students: Findings from the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey. JAMA Pediatrics, 169, 474-482.
than the rate among young white males and 4x higher than the rate among young Hispanic males aged 13 to 24.
higher when compared to their housed counterparts.
were made to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, a FVPSA grantee.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline connects callers to over 5,000 agencies and resources across the country and operates 24/7, 365 days a year.
are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in the U.S.
Read The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey for more facts about intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking.
were served by programs funded by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) in 2015.
Each year, FYSB administers FVPSA grants that provide safe housing, counseling and more to victims of domestic violence.
have been victims of domestic violence in their lifetime, according to The National Domestic Violence Hotline.
FYSB's Family Violence Prevention Services Program exists to ensure that all victims of domestic violence have access to the services and supports that they need to live a life free of abuse.
who came into contact with street outreach workers from a FYSB-funded program went on to spend at least one night in shelter in 2014 and 2015.
Giving youth a safe place to stay may reduce instances of sex trafficking and survival sex, in which youth trade sex for food, housing, or other resources.
are more likely than other adults to experience homelessness, according to past research.
In June 2016, the Family and Youth Services Bureau announced a demonstration project targeting young adults who left foster care after the age of 18 and need additional housing supports and services.