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Have you ever witnessed a homeless child on the street, confused, scrambling for food or asking for money? How do you feel when you hear about young girls in sex trafficking that have been abducted, cannot fend for themselves and cannot escape from their capturers? Or what goes through your mind when children are victims through abuse, neglect and abandonment who are struggling for survival by selling drugs or their bodies through prostitution or stealing who end up in jail??? The root causes of these many issues are children that have been taking away from their families and have been placed in the foster care system.

 

Did you know that children and youth enter foster care through no fault of their own because they have been abused, neglected, or abandoned by a parent or adult guardian? While the majority of children come into care due to neglect, all children in foster care have experienced loss and trauma. 

 

Foster Care Facts:

  • 8% are in institutions

  • 6% are in group homes

  • Only 4% are in pre-adoptive homes

  • 50% will complete high school

  • 25% will be homeless

  • 40% will depend on some form of public assistance

  • 27% of males and 10% of females will be incarcerated at least once

  • 428,000 children in the foster care system yearly in the United States

  • 670,000 children on 2015 spent time in foster care system nationally

  • 24,000 will be forced out of the system this year with no financial or family support.

  • 3,000 in Los Angeles County alone which of 85% never find a permanent home.

The consequences are significant and long-term, they often do not get the help and are more likely than those in the general population to not finish high school, be unemployed, and be dependent on public assistance. Many find themselves in prison, homeless, parents at an early age or victims of human trafficking, drug abuse and wind up criminals. 

 

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Do you know that on an average of 78% foster children that are in the system lack access to or have never had their no vital records (photo ID, social security card and/or birth certificates)?

Living Advantage shares the benefits from our patent pending technology..e-LockBox to help foster children keep their vital documents and also introduces them to a variety of resources and opportunities they need for housing, employment & education.

Now you better understand how foster children are stuck and have no chance of success without their vital records. Foster care is the root cause of many issues in society including sex trafficking, unemployment, homelessness, and incarceration. This is why foster children aged out of the system and end up in these circumstances.

Living Advantage has innovated our services and technics to combat old issues for these populations that are victims in our society and need our support continuously. Together as partners we will revolutionize the way people think about foster children and the way services are provided to them.

NOW…. Is the time to leave your legacy!!! Your support is imparative in making Living Advantage the NO.1 Foster Care Organization to FIGHT against sex trafficking, unemployment, homelessness and incarceration around the country...click here to find out how...

 

For more information please give us a call at (323) 731-6471 or email us at info@livingadvantageinc.org