The system leaves foster care youth behind. A West Virginia nonprofit wants to change that.

Statewide data from Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children paints a clear yet troubling picture. Among young adults with foster care experience in 2021, nearly a quarter did not have stable housing, almost half did not have part-time or full-time employment and only 25% had post-secondary enrollment. 

Independent living services, such as vocational training, tuition aid and housing vouchers, are available for eligible older youth, but little over 50% receive them. 

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