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Stand Up for Kids

What does foster care have to do with homelessness? Tragically, a lot. Some 30,000 young people will exit foster care this year and many have nowhere to go. Former foster youth are disproportionately represented among the homeless. YOU can help. Our friends at Standupforkids.org help homeless youth across the nation. You can help by joining one of the organization’s outreach teams. You can help by organizing a “Don’t Run Away” lecture at your local high school or middle school. You … Continue reading

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60 Days and 60 Nights

Today more than ever, foster care and homelessness are closely, and tragically, linked. According to the Congressional Research Service: “close to 11,000 foster youth had runaway from their placement and that 24,000 youth age out of foster care each year without proper supports to successfully transition to adulthood.” The very children whom foster care is meant to help are turned out on the streets, with no place to call home. Most of us will never have to wonder what it’s … Continue reading

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