There is a Silent Epidemic in our Nation. 

The young men and women who live under private or public programs and reach adulthood rarely have the resources they need to succeed. They look like normal healthy adults, but at night you may find them sleeping in their car or on a friend's couch. Without adequate resources, high rates of crime, drug use, homelessness, suicide, and emotional trauma are often the result. Where do they go for help? Who hears their crying when they are alone?

 

SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW ME?

I am . . .  

  • At greater risk of homelessness - 25% of us have been homeless at some point after we turn 18

  • More likely to live well below the poverty level - 80% of us do

  • 12 times less likely to earn a college degree - only 3% of us do.

  • Likely to be arrested for a crime - 35% of us will be

  • Likely to have a child - 32% of us do. After all, 3% of us already have a child now in foster care

  • More likely to suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder than a U.S. soldier who has gone to war

  • 6 times more likely to suffer than the general population

  • 17 times more likely to commit suicide than my peers.​​​

$300,000
  • Average amount (over the person's lifetime) that taxpayers and communities pay in social costs like public assistance, incarceration, and lost wages to a community for every young person who ages out of foster care. (Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative)

  • Safe Pastures instills in each woman the life skills needed for interdependent living, without reliance on public assistance.

3%
  • Less than 3% of youth aging out of foster care or group homes go on to earn a college degree.

  • Safe Pastures is committed to helping those who have aged out of foster care access to educational opportunities. 

1,000
  • An approximate number of young adults who age out of foster care each year in Ohio, often without the skills and resources needed to sustain themselves long-term.

  • Safe Pastures provides a safe place for these vulnerable young women to discover their potential and build a lifelong support system.

A Safe Place to Stay