Children's Homes of Iredell County, Inc.
- 500,000 children are in foster care
in the US, with 20,000 aging out of the system at age 18 each
- Children living in foster care and in group homes had worse well-being indicators in the areas of behavioral problems and daily living skills than all other children. (OPRE 7/27/12)
- The number of children in Iredell
DSS custody rose over 41% in 2009
- Within 2 years of aging out 27% of
male youths and 10% of female youths will be incarcerated.
- Less than 50% of our youth who age
out of the system at 18 graduates from high school
- About 50% of youths who age out of
the system are homeless within the first 18 months.
- 60% of females who age out are
pregnant within 2 years.
The United States Department of
Health and Human Service’s Administration for Children and Families
the safety, permanency and well-being of children, youth and families by
connecting child welfare, adoption and related professionals as well as the general
public to information, resources and tools covering topics on child welfare,
child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption and more.
The Children’s Homes of Iredell County work diligently to
ensure that all children – especially those children left in our care – have
the resources available necessary to lead healthy and productive lives
If you know a child is being abused
it is your responsibility to report it. Contact any of the
agencies below for more information or to report a case or suspicion of child
neglect or abuse:
Statesville Police Department -
Iredell County Sheriff’s
Department - 704-878-3075
Mooresville Police Department -
SCAN - Stop Child Abuse Now -
Iredell Dept of Social Services -
For More Information:
Council on Accreditation for Children and Family
North Carolina Division of Child
Guardian Ad Litem: A Child's Advocate in Court
Child Welfare League of America
Prevent Child Abuse NC