Our Results

Our Results

There are over half a million children in America’s foster care system. Many will reside in care far too long and eventually “age out” of the system. The sense of hopelessness and despair can be overwhelming and the impacts can be far greater than the immediate, visible effects.

Without basic life skills, youth who leave care can have difficulty finding safe housing, getting and keeping a steady job, staying healthy, and avoiding financial and legal trouble. There is often no one with whom they share small successes or from whom advice can be sought. Simple emergencies can easily escalate into full-blown crises.

Comprehensive and effective independent living transition services are key to helping youth function as productive citizens and to acquiring skills necessary for pursuing an education, finding a job, obtaining suitable housing, and protecting their health and well-being when they leave the foster care system.

  • 1 in 5 will become homeless after the age of 18
  • Only half will be employed at the age of 24
  • <3% will earn a college degree
  • 71% of young women will be pregnant by age 21
  • 1 in 4 will experience PTSD

At Villages of Hope, our youth are breaking those statistics!


98% of our youth are employed


91% of our youth are enrolled in post-secondary education


99% are debt free or have paid their debt in full


100% either received their high school diploma/GED or are working to complete their high school diploma/GED


100% of our youth either obtained or maintained stable housing and successfully transitioned to healthy independence


97% of our youth have made contributions towards their savings account!


100% of our youth received a physical exam


97% of our youth visited a dentist

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