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Housing Symposium for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care Held

The University of Maryland School of Social Work, National Center for Housing and Child Welfare, and Maryland Department of Human Resources, recently sponsored a symposium at the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center at Chesapeake College entitled, “Housing Symposium: Youth in Transition” to address the housing needs of youth exiting the foster care system in the Mid-Shore. According to research gathered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, it is estimated that 11 to 36 percent of youth who age out of foster care become homeless, and 25 to 50 percent experience unstable housing arrangements after exiting foster care.

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