Year Thirteen – 1999

The growth in our Year 13 was outstanding. We launched three pivotal programs for FCNI: Emergency Shelter Care, Wraparound (Familia de Novo) and Transitional Housing Placement Program  (THPP). To support these new vital services, we also implemented two other longstanding programs: our Mentor and  Community Resource Development Department–two services aimed at bringing our community directly into the process of caring for our children and families. Read more about this incredible milestone year!

We hope that you will join us over the next 30 weeks as we share the journey of the Family Care Network, highlighting our partners and collaborators who made the last 30 years of care possible.

FCNI at a Glance

  • Employees

    20

  • Number of Programs

    14

  • Children, Youth and Families Served

    979

  • Success Rate

    91%

State of the State

  • 567,000

    Number of children in foster care in the US: 567,000

  • Foster Care Independence Act

    Foster Care Independence Act (PL 106-169) permanently reauthorized the Independent Living Program and doubled the funding level for support services for foster youth aging out of the system.

  • Homelessness & Child Welfare

    In 1999, families with children represented more than one-third (37%) of the homeless population. In a growing number of cases, homelessness leads to involvement with the child welfare system and children's entry into foster care.