Every child has the right to grow up in a home where he or she feels safe and part of a loving and nurturing family. However, there were nearly 27,000 reports of child abuse and neglect in Pennsylvania in 2013 and about 22,500 Pennsylvania children lived in foster care in 2014.
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children implements its Porch Light Project on behalf of all children in Pennsylvania's foster care system. The Porch Light Project is an initiative of PPC in collaboration with Casey Family Programs, a national operating foundation dedicated to improving the lives of children in foster care. The Porch Light Project strives to implement public policies to help ensure a "forever family for every child" - a home where the porch light is always left on to guide and welcome a child home.