Who Cares:
A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Who Cares is the nation’s first public resource on foster care capacity. The Chronicle of Social Change collects data directly from each state, and combines that with specially obtained federal reports to shed light on two critical questions:

How many kids are in foster care today? And where are they living?

This year the data suggests that nationwide, the number of youth in care is going down, and the number of foster homes is going up. But there are plenty of states still struggling with capacity, support of relatives, and racial disparity.

Total licensed foster homes
Change 2018-2019

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