One of the key predictors to ending the intergenerational cycle of abuse for foster children is education in combination with guidance from at least one caring, competent adult.
We strongly believe that this can make a tremendous difference in the long-term success of former foster children. It Takes A Village Life Scholarship Program provides a comprehensive array of educational support services plus financial and other resources for motivated students who are “aging or aged out of foster care.” By helping these youth persevere and earn a college degree, they are more likely to achieve sustainable employment and to make a successful transition to independent adulthood.
A troubling by-product of living in foster care is its facilitation to the rise of human trafficking.
Because of the overall inability to provide adequate care for these children, many of them run away from homes they are placed in. On average nationally, 1 in 6 reported runaways were likely sex trafficking victims. 86% of these likely victims were in the care of social services or foster care when they went missing.
Through various Human Trafficking Support initiatives, we are able to provide specialized advocacy, life coaching from an experienced survivor/mentor, offer financial assistance, and empowerment to build a positive future.