Why We Exist
There are over 400,000 abused and neglected children in our country
in need of a loving home.
The long-term effects of children growing up without a caring and stable family is tragic.
Education: Fewer than 3% of foster youth will earn a college degree.
Pregnancy: 71% of girls who age out of the foster care system will be pregnant by age 21.
Crime: In some states over half the population in prison has come from foster care.
Trafficking: 60% of those trapped in sex trafficking are from foster care.
Unemployment: Only 50% of foster youth who age out of the system will be employed by age 24.
Homelessness: Up to 33% of youth become homeless after aging out of the foster-care system.