Seattle Times: Help Washington Foster Children Succeed

If any people deserve the help of Washington state government, surely children who have no safe place to call home do.

Children in foster care face tremendous challenges to growing into successful adulthood. Foster families, nonprofit agencies and the entire foster system still lack the resources and guidance they need to help young people overcome their difficult situation and past trauma.

Nowhere is that more evident than in educational outcomes, which Ross Hunter, the Department of Children, Youth and Families secretary, calls “horrific.”

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