AdvoCasey: Fall 2001

Fostered or Forgotten?

Posted September 23, 2001
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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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.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations

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.