HOUSING GIRLS AGING OUT OF FOSTER CARE
PREVENT. PROTECT. PROVIDE.
By joining Our Daughters' House, you can prevent homelessness and trafficking by intervening at just the right time in the lives of young women. As you place each daughter into our home, you offer protection from what could have been and help us guide them into the future they deserve. At ODH, we see the many needs of young women aging out of foster care and we’re doing something about it. Together, we are better equipped to provide them with housing, education, counseling, guidance and support they so desperately need! Join us today as we surround these young women to change their today, so they can build their own tomorrow!
• More than 250,000 children are placed into the foster care system in the United States annually.
• 25,000 children will age out of the US foster care system at the age of 18 every year.
50 to more than 90 percent of children who were victims of child sex trafficking had been involved with child welfare services (HHS, ACF, 2013). Additionally, Covenant House NYC reports that 48% of homeless youth between ages 18-23 performed paid sex acts simply because they lacked a safe place to stay.
After reaching the age of 18, 20% of the children who were in foster care will become instantly homeless. This percentage increases over time as only 1 out of every 2 foster kids who age out of the system will have some form of gainful employment by the age of 24.
There is less than a 3% chance for children who have aged out of foster care to earn a college degree at any point in their life. Many are unable to complete their grade school education due to aging out before graduating their senior year of high school.
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
Helping children find their purpose and reaching their goals is a major responsibility that has been tasked to all of us. Together, we can provide for these future movers & shakers in a powerful way. There are many ways to invest in someone's life: