Foster care in crisis: Too many kids, too few homes

At any given time, there are around 180 children in the system, but only 25 foster homes. This means many kids are sent to homes outside the county, away from their families, friends and schools — disconnected from their communities.

This distance puts a stress on reunification efforts by making parental visits more difficult, and it adds an extra burden of time spent by Division of Family and Children Services caseworkers who already struggle to spend time with foster children while working twice the ideal number of cases.

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