We help an average of 250 foster babies, children and youth each month. In 2017, we provided emergency resources for 3,262 foster children and their caregiving families in Ventura County and Los Angeles County. We opened our doors in May of 2014, and the growth has been exponential.
1,200 children currently in foster care in Ventura County.
28,000 children currently in foster care in Los Angeles County.
438,000 children currently in foster care in the US.
More than 23,000 children will age out of the US foster care system every year.
After reaching the age of 18, 20% of the children who were in foster care will become instantly homeless.
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.
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.
7 out of 10 girls who age out of the foster care system will become pregnant before the age of 21.
The percentage of children who age out of the foster care system and still suffer from the direct effects of PTSD: 25%.
Tens of thousands of children in the foster care system were taken away from their parents after extreme abuse.
8% of the total child population of the United States is represented by reports of abuse that are given to authorities in the United States annually.