Two Local Nonprofits Working To Help Our Community’s Foster Care

May 18, 2017, 11:30 pm EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC — There are nearly 428 thousand children in foster care on any given day and remain in foster care for an average of nearly two years, living in either group homes and institutions or with private families.

A portion of these children age out of the system without ever being adopted by a family. This results in youth more likely to experience homelessness, unemployment and incarceration as adults.

Colin McCandless, member of the Carolina Youth Development Center and Regina Sharpe, executive director of Lowcountry Orphan Relief, discuss the importance of our foster care system.