Staggering Statistics


Grant Me Hope exists because former foster youth are much more likely than the general population to fall into adverse circumstances after aging out of the foster care system:

  • 25% will experience homelessness while still a young adult
  • 48% will experience unemployment as a young adult
  • 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 military 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
  • Roughly 2% further their education beyond high school

Adoption could change these statistics, yet every year, roughly 23,000 children age out of the foster care system alone.

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