• In California, 65% of youth leaving foster care do so without a place to live. 
  • 46% of foster youth will not complete high school. 
  • 27% of persons at a homeless shelter spent time in foster care.  
  • Less that half of former foster youth are employed 2.5 to 4 years after leaving foster care, and only 38% maintained employment for at least one year. 
  • 65% of youth leaving foster care do so without a place to live 
  • Nearly 40% of transitioning youth are homeless within 18 months of leaving the system, and over 30% of homeless in the U.S. have been identified as being in foster care at some point in the lives. 
  • Only 44% to 77% have completed high school versus 93% of non-foster care youth. 
  • 1% to 5% of foster youth graduate from college. 
  • Former foster girls are 3 times more likely to have a child by 19 than their peers. ​
  • About 70% of state penitentiary inmates were once in foster care.

​Former foster youth run the risk of

becoming part of these

shocking statistics:

FOSTER FACTS

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