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Fact

  • 510,000 children and youth are in the foster care system nationwide.

  • 47.9% are determined to have clinically significant emotional or behavior problems.

  • 56,138 children are in foster care in California with 13,394 in Los Angeles County.

  • Over one third end up homeless or incarcerated during the first two years of living on their own and without the support of a family.

  • 56% of youth leaving foster care reported using hard drugs.

  • Foster youth experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at twice the rate of US war veterans.

  • More than half of the children in foster care have moderate to severe mental health problems.

  • Former foster youth were significantly less likely to go to college.

 

*Statistics quoted from the Center for Social Services Research, University of California Berkeley, School of Social Welfare.

 

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