We are hoping to build our first house in Kannapolis, NC in 2020. This will be home to two young women who have aged out of foster care and will be the first step in their journey toward becoming happy, healthy and productive adults.
The dates and events on the above timeline are just some of the highlights. To learn more, check out our blog post.
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For every youth who ages out of foster care to be a happy, healthy and productive adult.
I want them to be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love.
We exist to provide safe, loving and stable housing for youths who age out of foster care.
More than 23,000 children will age out of US foster care every year.
After reaching the age of 18, 20% of the children who were in foster care will become instantly homeless.
There is less than a 3% chance for children who have aged out of foster care to earn a college degree at any point in their life.
7 out of 10 foster kids say they want to pursue college.
60% of young men who age out of foster care and are legally emancipated have been convicted of a crime.
7 out of 10 girls who age out of foster care will become pregnant before the age of 21.
All children in foster care have been exposed to some form of trauma. The very act of being put in foster care is traumatic.
Child traumatic stress occurs when children and adolescents are exposed to events or situations that overwhelm their ability to cope and interfere with daily life and their ability to function and interact with others.
How does trauma affect children? It affects children's brains, bodies, behavior and ways of thinking.
Ongoing trauma often disrupts children's sense of security, safety, and sense of themselves and alters the way they see and respond to people and situations in their lives.
Approximately 1:4 children in foster care will show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder.