In 2013, West Virginia had 36,884 total referrals for child abuse and neglect. Of those, 18,965 reports were referred for investigation. 4,695 children were victims of abuse or neglect in West Virginia.Of the 4,389 children in out-of-home care in 2013, 1,364 or 31.1% were waiting to be adopted.
West Virginia now has over 6,100 youth in foster care!
28.1% of the youth in foster care, where between the ages of 11-18!
Foster Adventure’s goal is to provide opportunities that await young people, primarily in foster care, that will promote pro-social friendships, strong interpersonal skills, desire for education and reassert a sense of hope in the future.
Together we can make a difference in their lives. Foster Adventure, offers support services to teens in foster care and community youth through a variety of program. Programs include Not On Tobacco (Teen Tobacco Cessation Program), The Truth About Drugs (A Hard Hitting Drug Education Program), Teen Tycoon (Business Workshops) and MANY other classes, workshop and services.
We depend you, our community and business partners to keep these program and services available to our teens!