In July, Bexar County housed 1,951 of the state’s 16,995 foster care youth in private and group homes, emergency shelters, and residential treatment centers.
A report released Wednesday calls for a significant overhaul of state programs to address Texas’ growing number of homeless students.
Roy Maas celebrated the grand opening of the Mike Koiner House, a transitional home which will house young people between the ages of 18 and 21 who have aged out of foster care or kids who grew up in abusive and/or neglectful homes.
In 7th grade, Samantha Sanchez became CEO of Sam’s Covers, a nonprofit organization which boasts numerous volunteers, a board of directors, and a website.
When children are removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or other unsafe situations, they suffer compounding losses. Not only do they lose family and familiarity, but they often lose their voice.
Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA), a local nonprofit that helps and houses youth who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned, will move its 24-hour youth emergency shelter called The Bridge into a new facility in June 2017.
Last year in Texas there were more than 65,000 confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect, with over 30,000 children living in foster care.