Foster Care is a Fast Track to the Streets
A veteran of Downtown Eastside street life, Jody Coyen says the abuse that drives kids into the foster care system could be addressed with better social supports.
In fact, 65 percent of people who live on the street are former kids in care, according to a study commissioned by the B.C. Federation of Foster Parent Associations. The statistic chills the federation’s president, Melanie Filiatrault.
B.C. foster kids benefit from Vancouver Foundation’s foresight
A $1.1-billion philanthropic organization has gone to extraordinary lengths to give youths leaving government care a better chance at success.