Over 50,000 Children are in Foster Care in California
41% Under Age 5
28% Ages 14+
Over 50% of foster care placements result in reunification with the family of origin.
Over 14,000 Children are waiting for adoption in California
By Age 21:
25% of Foster Youth have a Child
24% of Foster Youth experience Homelessness
65% Emancipate Foster Care without Permanency
Those Emancipating spend an average of 42 months in Foster Care
Child development research tells us that children need consistency, predictability, and attachment to a caring adult to thrive. This is especially true for children in foster care, who have experienced trauma leading up to and including removal from their home and community.
Not everyone, in every season of life can be a foster parent, but everyone can make an impact by wrapping around families as an educated ‘village’, supporting placement stability and health.
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Signs of Hope Camp Volunteers
Join us on a local mission trip and serve at Help One Child’s Signs of Hope Camp. This week long summer camp for foster and at-risk children takes place at Mission Springs’ Frontier Ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
A home-cooked meal can mean a lot to a child that has been removed from their home. Help One Child volunteers cook scrumptious meals for the children and teens in residence at various group homes throughout San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Learn more.