We know adverse traumatic experiences in childhood can affect a child’s brain development. Did you know with the proper support and opportunity a child can overcome the challenges of trauma?
1 in 4 kids in Georgia lives in poverty.
The top 3 reasons a child enters into the custody of the Division of Family and Children Services: neglect, substance abuse, and inadequate housing.
In the past 10 years, the count of homeless students in Georgia has more than doubled to nearly 40,000 youth.*
(*data is likely underreported due to reliance of families self-reporting)
Nearly 14,000 of Georgia’s children are in the state’s child welfare system.