Quick Fact

  • 9,641 Victim Requests for Services

    including emergency shelter, went unmet in one day because domestic violence programs did not have the resources to provide these services, according to the National Census of Domestic Violence Services.

    This finding highlights the need for community-based, culturally relevant, language accessible and trauma-informed services and supports. Learn about the Family & Youth Services Bureau’s Specific Issues Resource Centers.

  • 3 Out of 4

    survivors who used support groups, counseling, supportive services and legal advocacy from a domestic violence program rate these services “very helpful.”

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funds resource centers to inform and strengthen domestic violence intervention and prevention efforts at the individual, community, and societal levels. Meet the Domestic Violence Resource Network.

  • 66,581 Victims

    were served by domestic violence programs across the country in one single day in 2013, according to the National Census of Domestic Violence Services.

    Local programs, funded by the Family & Youth Services Bureau’s Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, provide life-saving services and supports to victims of domestic violence and their children.

  • Over 10 Million Women and Men a Year

    are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Go to the National Domestic Violence Awareness Project website to learn how to get involved in your community’s efforts to end domestic violence.

  • 20 People Per Minute

    are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for crisis intervention, safety planning and referrals to services providers near you.

  • Pie chart: Percent of School-Aged Children Served by Regulated versus Legally Operating  (but Non-Regulated) Providers - regulated 76%, legally operating 24%

    Seventy-six percent of school-aged children are served by regulated (licensed) care providers.

  • Pie chart: Percent of School-Aged Children Served by Different Types of Providers - child home 6%, family home 24%, group home 6%, center 64%

    Sixty-four percent of all school-aged children are served by center providers.

  • 41,575 public school students

    were sleeping on the streets, in cars, and in abandoned buildings, among other unsafe places, during the 2011-12 school year, according to a 2014 report by the U.S. Department of Education.

    The Family and Youth Services Bureau needs your help to make sure that all young people in the United States have the stability they need to be successful in school.

  • One million, one hundred sixty-eight thousand, three hundred fifty-four public school students

    were homeless or unstably housed during the 2011-12 school year, according to a 2014 report by the U.S. Department of Education.

    The Family and Youth Services Bureau works with the Department of Education to identify and provide services to homeless youth. 

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