AdvoCasey: Fall 2001

Fostered or Forgotten?

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

September 23, 2001


This issue of AdvoCasey outlines the many challenges of serving foster youth in transition. It also highlights ambitious campaigns that are unfolding across the country — in places like San Antonio, Cincinnati and Los Angeles County, California — that aim to forge better options and a better path forward for these young people in need. 

AdvoCasey is a seasonal newsletter with themed issues that spotlight programs and policies making measurable differences in the lives of kids and families.

Table of Contents

Key Takeaway

A national survey asked how teens were faring after leaving foster care — and its findings are sobering

In 1991, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a survey analyzing the success of teens after exiting foster care. The study found that only about half of these youth had completed high school, a little less than half had jobs and 25% had experienced homelessness after exiting care.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations