When children become homeless, it is often an abrupt process and frequently they only have a trash bag of personal items.
During a transition to foster care, caregivers, placement coordinators, and case workers are tasked with trying to find immediate personal care and comfort items and are not always able to do so.
Through the provision of immediate access to essential needs and comfort items, we aim to ease the emotional and psychological stress experienced when youth transition into foster care and homelessness.
71% of states note a continued rise in children entering foster care.
16,000 children in North Carolina are in foster care.
2.5 Million (1 in 30) children in the US are considered homeless.
Over 3,000 children in Wake County, NC are homeless.
Evidence has shown that these children experience tremendous psychological and emotional stress during transitions into foster care and homelessness.
Adoption and Foster care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) FY 2015 data.U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.(2016)