SUMMARY OF THE SHOW
Today we visit the nonprofit, Waymark, and talk with the Founder & Executive Director, Tasha Whitener. Later in the show, Bruce Gale brings us this week's Kid Hero, Ray Mohler, Jr.
Earlier this month, we talked about the increasing numbers of children in our foster care system. According to a 2017 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) report, the number of children in the foster care system nationally has been steadily increasing in recent years.
On any given day, nearly 438,000 U.S. children are in foster care.
Although each situation is different, child safety and welfare are always at the root. Children are placed in the system for one or sometimes numerous reasons. According to the U.S. Children's Bureau 2016 statistics, 61% of children in foster care were placed there due to neglect.