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!
FCNI at a Glance
Number of Programs
Children, Youth and Families Served
State of the State
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.