Describing the challenges Foster Kids face after leaving care cannot be over exaggerated. They’re a nearly invisible population of mortally wounded souls.
Each year, approximately 20,000 foster kids’ age out of the U.S. foster care system, many without the skills needed to transition to adulthood. Foster youth face far higher rates of homelessness, physical and mental health issues, and far lower rates of completed secondary education.
How we’re helping
Foster for Life provides an online, easy to use database of available resources and programs across the country to assist foster kids as they transition to independence. Our network of local directories consolidates and simplifies access to the wealth of support that’s available.
A hungry kid facing a night on the streets will have a way to improve their situation with nothing more than a library card or basic service on a cell phone. The National Directory lists resources, service providers and programs that are specifically intended for emancipated foster kids.
Our Mission is to help foster kids thrive as they transition from foster care to independence
”To remain indifferent to the challenges we face is indefensible. If the goal is noble, whether or not it is realized within our lifetime is largely irrelevant. What we must do therefore is to strive and persevere and never give up.Dalai Lama