Foster Care Awareness

FOSTER CARE AWARENESS EVENTS and schedule WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN THE SPRING

Please check back for full details in March and April.

Foster Care Facts 

  • Former foster youth have 2x’s the rate of U.S veterans PTSD 

  • 430,000 children are in foster care across the country at any given moment  

  • Every 10 seconds a report of child abuse is made  

  • More than 23,000 youth that age out of foster care each year  

  • “More than 400,000 children are in foster care in the United States.”-MDHHS 

  • “In Michigan there are more than 13,000 children in foster Care and over 300 who still need an adoptive family.” -MDHHS 

  • There is a huge need for families to foster/adopt older children, teens, and sibling groups

  • “More than 23,000 children will age out of the US foster care system every year.”- The National Foster Youth Institute 

  • “After reaching the age of 18, 20% of the children who were in foster care will become instantly homeless.” – The National Foster Youth Institute 

  • “Only 1 out of every 2 foster kids who age out of the system will have some form of gainful employment by the age of 24.” – The National Foster Youth Institute 

  • “There is less than a 3% chance for children who have aged out of foster care to earn a college degree at any point in their life.” – The National Foster Youth Institute