Of the 400,000 children currently in the U.S. foster care system, 50% are in 5% of the counties, totaling 160 counties. These are predominantly communities of color.
Our “50 in 5” plan is to:
• Expand into all 160 counties by 2025
• Identify the lowest income zip codes and with highest risk of family breakdown
If 12 churches in those zip codes would meet one need a week, thousands of children might be prevented from entering foster care.
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Zip codes highlighted in red represent communities where the median household income is greater than 150% of the Federal Poverty Level or the percentage of families in poverty is 25% or higher. Zip codes with a black pin in them represent communities with Black Americans making up 40% or more of the population.
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