The County Welfare Directors Association of California recently released a report showing a serious shortage in the number of homes available for California’s 80,000 foster children. And the governor’s stingy budget allocations for foster families are part of the problem. “Foster care rates are roughly 23 percent lower than they were in 2000 when adjusted for inflation.” In fact, the following was taken straight from the report’s pages:
CWDA is rallying support for Assembly Bill 324, which not only increases allocations but commits resources to creating foster family recruitment and retention programs. For more information, read the report “No Family, No Future” at www.cwda.org.