Many Foster Youths End Up Homeless Adults

Forty percent of youth that come out of foster care in Alaska end up homeless at some time as adults. This dismal statistic has inspired a new program to match young people who are leaving foster care with adult mentors who will help them navigate the sometimes scary waters of life on your own. Amanda Metivier is the statewide coordinator for Facing Foster Care in Alaska. Metivier was in foster care as a teenager. She says the available services for young adults are missing some key connections.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

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