On average 336 children are put into the foster care system every month in Central Florida

The Need in Central Florida

983,785 Children in Region on September 30th, 2015

4,029 kids went into Foster care During October 2014 through September 2015

On average 336 kids go into Foster care every month in Central Florida

4,656 (5,028 on 9/30/15) – Average Daily Children in Care

8,252 – Total Children Served in Foster Care October 2014 – September 2015

683 – Children In Care with Both TPRs (able to be adopted) on Sept 30 2015

467 – Children in Group Homes in Central Florida

Top 2 reasons for removal – Caretaker Drug or Alcohol Use (50%), Neglect (41%)

Source: Statistics for DCF Central Region