A 2005 study of former foster youth in Oregon and Washington had disheartening results. More than 1 in 5 former foster youth had experienced homelessness after age 18, and 1 in 3 had household incomes at or below poverty level. Only 1.8 percent had earned a bachelor's degree.
End of the Line is an ongoing series by InvestigateWest asking what happens when teens get too old for foster care in Washington State. More at invw.org/fostercare
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