The Crisis

More than 420,000
children and youth are already in the foster care system.

90%
of these children will experience severe trauma.

Only 50%
will reunite with their biological families.

25%
will 25% will attempt suicide.

and that’s just for those who are still in the system. For the 23,000 young adults who age out each year,

81%
of young men will become incarcerated.

71%
of young women will be pregnant before their twenty-first birthday, with half of their children destined to be placed in the foster care system themselves.

40%
will be homeless within 18 months.

97%
of these young adults will immediately enter into chronic poverty.