Montana foster care system faces crisis with lack of licensed parents

By April 18, 2019News

Rachel Louise Just Apr 18, 2019

BOZEMAN – As drug and alcohol addiction continues to plague tens of thousands in the Treasure State, children are going without homes as the foster care system reaches a breaking point. There are 4000 children in foster care throughout the state of Montana, and that number is growing.
“Basically, we kind of have a foster care crisis in Montana,” says Lily Hawks, Family Development Coordinator at nonprofit Youth Dynamics. “The biggest reason kids are going into foster care is largely due to the drug and alcohol use, which causes abuse and neglect.”

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