A Child's Life
Realities for former foster youth:

33% will be on the streets within three years
66% are high school dropouts
50% are unemployed
60% will have babies within four years

The Faine House offers something else: HOPE

Home

What happens when teens formerly in foster care have a place like The Faine House?

Teens find hope and opportunity with Children's Home Society of FloridaLives change. Futures change. Communities change.


Young adults who transition into programs like The Faine House after leaving foster care:

  • Perform better in school
  • Are more likely to graduate or earn a GED
  • Are more likely to find employment
  • Have fewer mental health challenges
  • Are less likely to be arrested
  • Are less likely to abuse substances
  • Are less likely to engage in violent or destructive behaviors
  • Are less likely to become parents before they're ready
  • Are more likely to be financially stable
  • Are far more likely to become self-sufficient, independent adults
Does this affect you? It sure does.

These young adults are part of our community. They want to succeed. They want to contribute. But they need just a little help to get started.

They never asked to be in this position. They were child victims of abuse or neglect, removed from their own families for their own safety. As a society, we promised to protect them from harm. We can't let them down now - not at such a critical time in their lives.

The time is now. Step up and give these youth a chance. Donate now to support The Faine House. Call (407) 636-1126 or email Dan.Dillard@chsfl.org for more ways to help.

Statistics and research on the outcomes for former foster youth are found in the following studies and sources:
National Coalition for the Homeless, 1998, Cook, 1991, Child Welfare League of America, 2007

The Annie E. Casey Foundation (2006) : www.aecf.org.
From foster care to young adulthood, p. 251-270.
Transitioning from congregate care: Preparation and outcomes, 15:507-518.
Early outcomes for young adults transitioning from out-of-home care in the USA, p. 209-219.

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