The Foster Care Need is Great in Washington
“There’s approximately 10,000 kids in Washington state right now in the foster care system and not enough homes to place them in,” said Olive Crest Pacific Northwest Development Director Kelsey Parker. “There’s 4,600 licensed families; 3,700 kids end up going into the care of a relative that may not be suited or able to take care of them. That leaves 1,655 kids without a home. Some are even sleeping in hotel rooms.”
Washington state provided the latest numbers of children in foster care Monday, showing there are 9,200 total kids in care, 5,100 licensed foster homes, and 4,200 relative placements.
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