Braid Mission


Changing the Odds of Foster Care

By Elaine Korry for The California Report, KQED

On any given day, 80,000 youngsters are in the state’s care. Mostly low-income and minority, these children often struggle with mental or emotional problems. Two thirds of foster kids drop out of high school. As adults, many wind up homeless or in jail. Now, Los Angeles County is determined to change that pattern.