James Storehouse was established to provide swift and reliable assistance to children in foster care and youth aged-out of foster care. James Storehouse invites friends and community members to join together to serve and support these vulnerable children and youth especially through times of transition and distress. Read more about us and our mission.
There are over 500,000 children in foster care. Most face unimaginable rejection, neglect, abuse and abandonment. Children in the foster care system are more susceptible to a variety of challenges such as homelessness, incarceration, teen pregnancy, substance abuse, and limited education. Annually, over 20,000 age out of the system, many without the ability or support to transition effectively into independent living. James Storehouse is committed to providing a helping hand to children and youth facing such daunting challenges.
Facts about Children in Foster Care
- 50% earn a high school diploma
- 3% earn a BA degree
- 84% become a parent
- 65% experience 7 or more school changes (K-12)
- 51% are employed
- 22% become homeless 1 day or more after aging out
- Between 30-40% become homeless 3 years after aging out
- 25% suffer from PTSD