In the last year, there has been a lot of attention on the state of Texas’ troubled foster care system. With story after story on TV and in the newspaper discussing the new statistics, what does it all really mean for children in foster care?
Texas CASA, a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) partner, has compiled some numbers to help pull back the curtain on the foster care system:
This is just a quick snapshot of the current system and its challenges. While the numbers are daunting, there are other statistics that highlight the work being done to better protect and support children and youth in foster care across the state.
Here are a few numbers that show how Texas CASA and BCBSTX are breaking down these barriers and clearing a path to a brighter future for children in foster care:
One person has the power to change the world. Through the community’s support, CASA is able to recruit and train more volunteer advocates each year. Their goal is that one day every child in foster care will have a volunteer. To learn more about Texas CASA and how to become a volunteer, visit BecomeACASA.org.
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