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.
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.
Something Awaits: This is a special fund to give a child in foster care the hope they need with a special gift from Movie tickets to Teddy bears.
Opportunity Awaits: This program is designed to allow foster kids to be able to pursue an opportunity, from extracurricular activities to class trips.
Outreach Awaits: This program is a designed to reach out to underprivileged youth and provide support and host awareness events for Drug Prevention, Tobacco Usage and Other Life Skills.
The Youth Awaits: This program is designed to partner youth with community partners to help them with their struggles, offer advice for education or just someone for them to reach out and talk to.