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Child Welfare

Child Welfare Fast Facts:
  • There were more than 24,500 reports of suspected child abuse in 2010 and nearly 28,000 children lived in the foster care system.
  • One in four foster care children lived in group homes and institutions (50 percent of youth) in 2010 and only about 21 percent were placed with relatives.
  • More than 1,000 youth "aged out" of foster care into uncertain circumstances.

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, in Pennsylvania in 2010 there were more than 25,000 reports of child abuse and almost 28,000 children lived in foster care.

For more information, please contact Todd Lloyd at tlloyd@papartnerships.org

The Porch Light Project

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.