Quick Facts

    • 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.

    • On average, youth first became homeless at the age of 15, and had been on the streets a total of almost 2 years

      in a recent Family & Youth Services Bureau study of 656 street youth in 11 cities.

      Read the executive summary and join FYSB in its mission to #EndYouthHomelessness.

    • 30 percent of street youth identified as lesbian, gay, or bisexual; 6.8 percent identified as transgender

      in a recent Family & Youth Services Bureau study of 656 street youth in 11 cities.

      Read the executive summary and join FYSB in ending LGBT youth homelessness.

    • 53 percent of youth were unable to enter a shelter because it was full

      according to a recent Family & Youth Services Bureau study of 656 street youth in 11 cities.

      Read the executive summary and join with FYSB to #EndYouthHomelessness.

    • 51.7 Percent

      of American Indian/Alaska Native women experience physical violence by an intimate partner during their lifetimes, according to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey.

      The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (http://www.niwrc.org), supported by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, enhances the capacity of American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, Native Hawaiians, and Tribal and Native Hawaiian organizations to respond to domestic violence.

    • A Majority of Victims

      of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence experience their first victimization before age 25, with a substantial proportion experiencing victimization in childhood or adolescence, according to National Criminal Justice Reference Center.

      Visit PreventIPV.org for more information about primary prevention of intimate partner violence and to learn about the work of the IPV Prevention Council and allied organizations. 

    • 44 percent of lesbian women and 26 percent of gay men

      experience rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime, shows the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey.

      FYSB's Family Violence Prevention and 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. 

    • Multiracial and American Indian/Alaska Native Women

      are at greater risk for rape, stalking, and intimate partner violence, shows the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey.

      FYSB believes that supporting programs that provide culturally competent services is key to ensure that domestic violence victims in racial and ethnic minority communities receive appropriate services.

    • 27 Percent of Women and 12 Percent of Men

      have experienced some form of intimate partner violence (IPV) in their lifetimes and reported serious short- or long-term impacts, such as post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and injury, according to the CDC.

      FYSB urges communities to continue critical efforts to prevent this widespread public health issue. Visit PreventIPV.org for more information about primary prevention of IPV. 

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