Facts & Data

52,910 Children 0-17 in foster care
12% Youth who are not with a family (in group/institution)
23 Average length of stay for children in FC (months)
11,602 Number of children at risk for aging out
39% Youth with 1 placement
25% Youth with 2 placements
15% Youth with 3 placements
21% Youth with 4 or more placements

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Consequences of Multiple Placements

Number of Children in Foster Care Continues to Increase (Federal HHS report)

Foster Care Housing Crisis

Child Welfare Outcomes Report Data (HHS)

Child Welfare Agency Advisory Board

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