ALL STAR CHILDRENS FOUNDATION INC
- Children & Youth
- Crisis Support
- Health & Medicine
Location3300 17th StreetSARASOTA, FL 34235 United States
The mission of All Star Children’s Foundation is to build brighter futures for children in foster care through innovation, science, and compassion.
The current foster care system all too often fails to address childhood trauma and the complex needs of children and families with child welfare involvement. Studies show that children placed in foster care have experienced multiple forms of trauma and face lifelong struggles including health problems, homelessness, early pregnancy, arrest, incarceration, and sex trafficking. Up to 80% of children in foster care have significant mental health issues, compared to approximately 18-22% of the general population. Moreover, child welfare and mental health systems are overburdened and underfunded, limiting their ability to provide comprehensive, trauma-informed services to this population. ASCF plans to change the trajectory of the lives of children for the better through its six core programs.
Each of these programs are evaluated by an internal research and evaluation team to create effective models that can be replicated around the country.