Opioid Epidemic Impact on Ohio Foster Children
December 29, 2017
Foster Children In Need of Loving Foster Parents
Ohio Foster Children Affected By Opioid Epidemic
More children are entering Ohio foster care at alarmingly higher rates than ever before. If the opioid epidemic continues at its current pace, Ohio will have over 20,000 children in foster care by 2020. The need for foster parents is greater than ever before and is only projected to grow.
Children in the Ohio Foster Care system is increasing much faster than the rate of licensed Ohio foster parents.
67% of children
in foster care are
12 and younger
28% are 3
Children in Foster
Foster Children Need YOU.
Foster Children 33% increase
Foster Parents 2.5% Increase
You Can Change A Child’s Life
You can make an impact in a child’s life whether you decide to foster 1+ child or make a donation for a child in foster care. The need to act is rising as the amount of children in Ohio’s Foster Care System continues to grow and everyone in our community can help in some way.
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Source: Public Children Services Association of Ohio (PCSAO). http://www.pcsao.org/pdf/advocacy/OpioidBriefingSlidesUpdated12-17.pdf