This issue of Casey Connects focuses on the quest to ensure that each and every young person exits foster care with a lifelong, caring connection. It’s a movement that is gaining momentum across America with Casey's support. Two smaller stories celebrate individuals and organizations that are making a positive difference in the lives of children, families and communities.

December 21, 2007

Casey Connects

In This Report, You’ll Learn

  1. 1

    Casey’s 2007 Families Count honorees.

  2. 2

    Ways to help youth exit foster care with a lifelong link.

  3. 3

    Perspectives of caseworkers who have served youth in foster care.

  4. 4

    Personal stories of former foster care youth.

Key Takeaway

Permanence for youth is possible, powerful and must be a national priority

Representatives from more than 40 states came together to attend the Casey Foundation’s meeting on permanence. The end result? A strong national consensus that no young person should exit foster care without a lifelong connection to a caring adult.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations