As of December 1, 2019, there were 16,388 children in care in Ohio, from newborn babies to youth 18 years old. There were 155,488 participants in open child abuse and neglect cases. The counties with the largest numbers in both categories are Cuyahoga, Franklin and Hamilton.
From Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Data Dashboard, 12/1/19
Even though we are facing disturbing foster care statistics that highlight the urgent need we try to meet, we can lighten our serious work with a little fun with our blanket angels. On Valentine’s Day, we took photos of the angels who happened to deliver blankets – and were willing to wear red, heart-shaped sparkly glasses for a photo!
Because kids in foster care always need to see and feel LOVE as they live through the foster care process, there is always need for more blankets. You can help; it’s fast and easy. Sponsor a no-sew fleece blanket kit for $10, online or in person.
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