Nearly one hundred times a day, a child in California is placed in foster care. Los Angeles County alone has over 25,000 foster youth in care who have experienced abuse, neglect or been abandoned.

Too often, however, the children in foster lag behind national standards in relation to the minimal care and protection we strive to achieve for children. As a result, youth in foster care often transition into adulthood without the tools and support they need to thrive.

CLC advocates for greater community involvement and better services to help these children recognize their potential, achieve the goals they set for themselves, and chart a path to a brighter future.

Stats About Youth in Foster Care