105,000 allegations of abuse and neglect
25,000 children confirmed abuse and neglect
15,500 children in care; foster homes, kinship, and group homes
7,600 licensed foster homes in Ohio (FosterCareCapacity.com*)
3,500 orphans, adoptable children, the government is their parent
1,300 kids aged out of care:
87% of girls get pregnant within the first 2 years
91% of boys go to jail, prison, some kind of corrections and record
3% complete an associates degree
most highly correlated feeder-system for domestic human trafficking
50% of foster parents quit within the first year
To become a sustainable trust-based team of teams throughout Ohio for those who intersect with Child Welfare… Until There is More Than Enough.
Every person finding their fit in caring for kids and families involved in Child Welfare.
Mission: Until there is More Than Enough:
Foster and Kinship Families to have an ideal placement:
Foster - recruit 26,000 more foster homes (2.2 * number of children)
Adoptive Families for all kids waiting to be adopted,
Recruit and retain foster and kinship providers for most natural placement
Help for bio-families seeking to stabilize or reunify,
Wraparound Support for all struggling families
And the equipping of all wounded-healers
Asset-map current Child Welfare champions throughout Ohio.
Throughout Ohio, build regionally densifying networks of Child Welfare advocates, workers, organizations and tools. Similar to Child Welfare Team of Greater Dayton
Create objectives, strategies, and capacities around each of the More Than Enough goals and begin transforming one's region through collective impact and capacity building.
Mobilize everyone into their highest and best role to care for kids and families in Child Welfare.