62% of families stay together safely while the other 38% are referred for foster care and/or support services to help heal as a unit.
Nearly 3,000 children are able to live in family-based care including kinship care and foster families. Children fare much better when they are able to live with a family rather than in group homes, shelters, or institutions.
To minimize disruption, we keep as many siblings together as possible. 66% of the children we serve are living with all of their siblings.
For those children where foster family placement is an option, six out of every ten children who are separated from their parents are able to live with relatives or in kinship care. Living with extended family or significant adults in their lives helps provide stability and normalcy to the children we serve.