Quick Fact

  • 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.

  • Logo for Health Profession Opportunity Grants program

    Number of states receiving HPOG 2.0 awards.

    The Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program serves TANF recipients and other low-income individuals by providing education, training, and other support services to help them obtain occupations in the healthcare field. The second round of HPOG grants (HPOG 2.0) was awarded in 2015 to grantees in 21 states. Learn more about the HPOG program and its two rounds of grantees.

  • Logo for Health Profession Opportunity Grants program

    Number of HPOG 2.0 grantee organizations awarded.

    In September 2015, HPOG announced its second round of grants. Nearly $72 million has been awarded to a new round of 32 grantees around the nation. Meet the HPOG 2.0 grantees and learn more about HPOG's mission.

  • 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.

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