were on their own and homeless during the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2013 Point-in-Time Count of homelessness.
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.
The Family and Youth Services Bureau encourages volunteerism as a pathway to self-sufficiency.
in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence.
FYSB’s Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention programs teach young people about healthy, respectful dating relationships.
who age out of foster care report not being able to pay their rent in the past year, according to one recent study.
FYSB-funded transitional living programs provided support to more than 400 LGBT youth during the 2012 fiscal year.
the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act paved the way for the first 66 federally funded emergency shelters for youth struggling with family conflict and other issues.
The Family and Youth Services Bureau now funds more than 600 runaway and homeless youth programs across the country.
don’t have health insurance and 4.7 percent have no usual source of health care.
For more information on how the Affordable Care Act expands insurance coverage for adolescents, visit healthcare.gov.
FYSB’s Runaway and Homeless Youth grantees have been using National Runaway Prevention Month to raise awareness about the issues that runaways and homeless youth face.
Learn more about promoting runaway prevention in communities across America.
have experienced stalking by an intimate partner that made them fearful for their lives or the wellbeing of someone close to them.
The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act supports programs that provide safety planning alongside shelter and legal advocacy for victims of intimate partner violence to promote their health and wellbeing.