THE CRISIS . . . THE SOLUTION
THE FOSTER CARE CRISIS
There is an invisible crisis happening in our Central Texas neighborhoods right now. Every week children are removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment in our community. Many enter the foster care system. They are our community’s “modern-day orphans”—because their parents are not able to care for them.
Many children will be separated from their siblings, sent out of their county, or go to live in shelters.
The crisis goes on for young adults who age out of foster care without a family or the life skills to succeed on their own. The cycle continues as young women face unplanned pregnancies without a place of refuge and resources to change their future.