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  • 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.

  • Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) logo

    Average wage increase for HPOG 1.0 incumbent workers

    Some HPOG participants who are employed upon entry to the program may experience a wage increase after completing healthcare training. On average, HPOG 1.0 incumbent workers receive a wage increase of $4.77. (HPOG 1.0 connotes the first round of HPOG grants from 2010 to 2015).  Learn more about the HPOG program and its two rounds of grantees.

  • Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) logo

    Average wage of HPOG 1.0 participants

    HPOG programs provide training and other services to help participants gain employment in the healthcare field. On average, HPOG 1.0 participants receive a wage of $12.97 once employed. (HPOG 1.0 connotes the first round of HPOG grants from 2010 to 2015). Learn more about the HPOG program and its two rounds of grantees.

  • 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.

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