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New Research Supports Investing in the Needs of Young People in Foster Care During the Pandemic
Child Welfare

New Research Supports Investing in the Needs of Young People in Foster Care During the Pandemic

Adulting is hard, but for the 20,000 youth who “age out” of foster care each year, suddenly required to be self-sufficient, it is downright cruel. Historically, many youth who age out of foster care fail to achieve their full potential because they don’t enjoy the same parental support as kids who are not in foster care. Roughly 34 percent of non-foster care youth aged 18-to-34 still lived at home with their parents in 2015, according to one study, and during this time, they received approximately $48,000 in financial support.

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