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Aging out of Help

Each year, over 23,000 youth will exit our nation’s child welfare system without a permanent family, thus finding themselves largely on their own.


Youth who age out of foster care are far more likely to engage in risky behaviors and more likely to experience hardships such as homelessness, joblessness, early parenthood and substance use.

They lack the traditional social networks and few of the safety nets that typical teens (and adults) take for granted, such as a stable family backed by financial resources.

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 How We Help

All children — especially older children aging or aged out of foster care — need and deserve a loving environment with no expiration date.

Bigger Than A Village strives to bridge the gap in local communities by creating first-ever homes by matching donated home goods and furniture to young adults transitioning out of the state's system of care.

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