Teens who “age out” of the foster system without the loving support of a family face sobering statistics: 20% become homeless; 25% enter the justice system within two years; 71% of females are pregnant by age 21; and many fall into the trafficking industry.

The church is the solution! Because care of the orphan and works of mercy are part of the mission for all baptized Catholics, we have the grace needed to answer this call.

This past spring, the archdiocese launched a new foster care ministry with the mission of supporting children and the families who care for them.

Find about more about what you could do to help foster kids and parents! Here is the full story in The Leaven. Visit the Foster Care Website

by Debra NiesenNovember 20, 2020159 ViewsAdd Comment

Debra Niesen is the archdiocesan consultant for the pro-life office.