Year Seventeen – 2003

“The best laid plans..” We all know how this phrase ends: awry! In our Year 17, we had a plan to expand services into one County, only to have these plans drastically changed completely mid-stride. Read the rest the whole story here:

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

    100+

  • Number of Programs

    12

  • Children, Youth and Families Served

    1,216

  • Success Rate

    85%

State of the State

  • 86,000

    California has more than 86,000 children in foster care, and of those in care, 50% are under the age of five.

  • Over Half in Foster Care 2+ Years

    About 51% of children in foster care have been in care for over two years, reducing the likelihood of them being reunified with family.

  • Cost of Abuse & Neglect

    Conservative estimates of the cost of abuse and neglect to US society each year are staggering: $25 billion in direct costs compounded by $69 billion for indirect costs such as juvenile delinquency, adult criminality and lost productivity to society.