Facts & Data

  • 14,650 Children 0-17 in foster care
  • 10% Youth who are not with a family (in group/institution)
  • 35 Average length of stay for children in FC (months)
  • 3,683 Number of children at risk for aging out
  • 24% Youth with 1 placement
  • 22% Youth with 2 placements
  • 15% Youth with 3 placements
  • 39% Youth with 4 or more placements

About Illinois


  • Governor https://www2.illinois.gov/gov/Pages/default.aspx



Consequences of Multiple Placements

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

Foster Care Housing Crisis

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