Magdalene: Healing after Foster Care

What happens to the children who age out of foster care? Last year, approximately 23,000 children who were in foster care turned 18 and left without a family or support system.  Annually, nearly 40 percent of those who age out end up homeless, and only 48 percent find employment. Young women are especially vulnerable, often turning to prostitution, which is why I have such high regard for Magdalene, an organization in Nashville that has a 72 percent success rate in helping such women turn their lives around.

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