Young adults, especially those 18-21, transitioning out of foster care need us now more than ever. And we need you.
Recent news coverage and the numbers from the Greater LA Homeless Count tell a harrowing story for LA County’s transition-aged youth.
- At least 29% of the more than 4,000 young people homeless in LA on any given night are current or former foster youth.
- Some 6,700 young people became homeless in LA county in 2018 – an inflow rate even higher than for adults.
As a trusted DCFS partner, we are heartened by recent County Board measures that recognize the urgent needs of transition-age youth. Yet, we know there is so much more to be done and done quickly and safely.
The numbers don’t lie, but don’t let them be the whole story. Help us ramp up our capacity to help provide safe housing and supportive services.
Help us help those youth who have – and those who might otherwise – fall through holes in society’s safety net. They deserve the opportunity to write their own story, apart from the statistics.