This May, for National Foster Care Awareness Month, will you join Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA), which seeks to build strong connections and better relationships among family members, in pledging the following show of support:
Every foster home child, like all children, deserves to grow up hopeful.
Foster home parents, who open their homes and work tirelessly to create safe and nurturing place for kids, deserve our support.
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Foster Home Facts:
- There were an estimated 16,504 New York City children in foster care in February 2009; Fifty-three percent lived in non-relative homes. 1
- The median age of foster home children is 10 years old. 2
- The goal for most foster care children is reunification with their parents or primary caregivers. 1
- The median time children spent in foster care in 2008 was 9.3 months. 1
JCCA Foster Home Facts
JCCA provides infants and children with safe and nurturing foster homes while their families work to resolve their difficulties and plan for permanency. In 2008, JCCA helped:
- 50 foster care children reunify with their families
- 57 foster care children get adopted into new families
- 24 foster care children who were college bound high school graduates
1 NYC Administration for Children’s Services
2 Citizens' Committee for Children of New York City