Children in Foster Care

Region 1 (Lubbock-Amarillo)

Foster children under age 10  67%

Siblings placed apart for lack of foster homes  47%

Children moved out of county for lack of foster homes  48%

Out of our 41-county region, foster cases originating in Lubbock County  41%

Lubbock County ranking for child abuse in Texas  #1

Every year 26,000 kids age out when they turn 18.

“You’re either going to take care of this kid or this teenager now, when you have the opportunity to make lifelong change, or you’re going to take care of this kid when they’re 22 or 23 and they’re homeless or they’re in the prison system.”

-Keith Howard, Circle of Care