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The Crisis


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The Crisis


 

There are hundreds of children in our community in need of a loving home.

The long-term effects of children growing up without a caring and stable family is tragic:

 
 

EDUCATION

Fewer than 3% of foster youth will earn a college degree.

PREGNANCY

71% of girls who age out of the foster care system will be pregnant by age 21.

CRIME

70% of California prison inmates have spent time in the foster care system.

 

UNEMPLOYMENT

Only 50% of foster youth who age out of the system will be employed by age 24.

TRAFFICKING

In 2013, 60% of the child sex trafficking victims recovered, as part of an FBI nationwide raid, were children from foster care.

HOMELESSNESS

Up to 33% of youth become homeless after aging out of the foster care system.

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The Opportunity


The Opportunity


 

What if the church became the place where abused and neglected children become beloved sons and daughters?

If every church would raise up at least one foster family, we would see a waiting list of loving families ready to care for children, rather than a waiting list of children in need of a home.

There is a church for every child.

 
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The Motivation


The Motivation


 

The church is uniquely commissioned to care for these children.

When we were in need, God brought us in and gave us a new home, a new family, and a new hope for the future.

Psalm 68 says, “A Father to the fatherless…God sets the lonely in families.”

 
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The Scope


The Scope


 

The best way to see a transformed Bay Area tomorrow is to care for vulnerable children today.

Caring for children in the foster system is a powerful way to pro-actively address issues like homelessness, drug abuse, human trafficking, prostitution, and teen pregnancy.