Sobering Statistics

23,000 youth will age-out of the Foster Care System this year with nowhere to go

  • 25% will become homeless
  • 48% will experience unemployment
  • They are 5 times more likely to experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) than their peers in the general public, and are diagnosed at a higher rate than combat veterans
  • Their rate of drug dependency is 7 times higher than their peers in the general public
  • Their rate of alcohol dependency is 2 times higher than their peers in the general public
  • Former female foster youth are 10 times more likely than other women of the same age to commit a crime and experience incarceration — male former foster youth are 4 times more likely
  • 71% of female former foster youth will become mothers by the age of 21, 14 percent become mothers at the young age of 19
  • 75% of female former foster children need government services to meet basic needs — 33% of male former foster youth require assistance
  • Only 2% further their education

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