Foster Care

Children and Youth in America have been placed in the child welfare system through no fault of their own to protect them from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.  Every year as many as 25,000 young people experiencing foster care in America “age out” of our foster care system alone, without any enduring family relationships or community connections to help them become successful, happy adults. This usually happens on their 18th birthday. The result is a pipeline of youth heading out into the world at risk for homelessness, incarceration, unemployment, early parenthood and lives of poverty.