Foster care is a last but essential resort to ensure a child's well-being. It takes its toll on kids, however, and leaves many who age out of the system unprepared for adulthood.
By the Numbers
Although the number of youth in foster care has fallen by nearly 25 percent over the past decade, many children continue to be shunted from placement to placement. Foster parents need better preparation and support, and so do youth aging out of the system.
EMCF supports programs that preserve families and prevent kids from entering foster care, that improve the quality of services for those in the system, and that help youth transition out of foster care into stable living conditions and successful adulthood.
Includes programs for foster care youth and education in responsible sexual behavior.
Helping poor youth and families in L.A. overcome trauma and succeed in life.
Helping troubled youth and their families build successful lives.
Finding permanent families for the children who linger the longest in foster care.
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