Quick Facts

    • Less Than 25 Percent of Runaway Youth

      who participated in a study of the Home Free program ran away again after discussing their concerns with a trained crisis line volunteer.

      Run by the National Runaway Safeline, the Home Free program helps youth rebuild relationships with family members and caregivers to keep them safely together.

    • More Than 60 percent of parents and caregivers

      whose teens used the Home Free program in 2011 said the issues leading their children to run away were mostly or completely resolved one month after their return.

      For 20 years, the FYSB-supported National Runaway Safeline has partnered with Greyhound Lines to offer crisis counseling and a free bus ticket to runaway youth wishing to reunite with their families.

    • 38 Percent of Mothers

      with child support cases have experienced domestic violence from the other parent.

      The Family and Youth Services Bureau is partnering with the Office of Child Support Enforcement to run the Domestic Violence and Child Support Liaisons Network.

    • Over 1.25 Millon

      people were served by programs funded by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) in 2014.

      Each year, the Family and Youth Services Bureau administers FVPSA grants that provide safe housing, counseling and more to victims of domestic violence.

    • 48 Percent of Women

      said that concern for their pets' welfare delayed their entry into a domestic violence shelter, according to a recent study.

      The FYSB-funded National Domestic Violence Hotline connects callers to local safe havens for pets.

    • 54 Percent of Women

      in a study on domestic violence said their abuser had hurt or killed their pets.

      Many FYSB-supported shelters offer housing for pets or collaborate with area programs that provide temporary accommodations.

    • Family Dynamics

      were a factor in 30% of crisis contacts to FYSB’s National Runaway Safeline.

      The Safeline arranges and facilitates conference calls between family members to help them communicate.

    • Over 15,000 Youth Have Gotten Home Safely

      through the National Runaway Safeline's Home Free bus ticket program since 1995.

      The Family and Youth Services Bureau considers the safety of runaway and homeless youth one of its four core outcomes.

    • 72 percent of street youth reported experiencing major trauma

      such as physical and sexual abuse and witnessing or being a victim of violence, at some point in their lives in a recent Family & Youth Services Bureau study of street youth.

      Read the executive summary and help FYSB #EndYouthHomelessness.

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