Charities for foster kids truly change children’s lives and futures. All Kids Need Music is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to bringing healing to the most vulnerable children in the U.S. – foster children and homeless children.
Many people mistakenly believe that foster children are in state care because they are juvenile delinquents. Nothing could be further from the truth. Children are placed in foster care when they have experienced life-threatening abuse and or neglect from their parents or caregivers. When the parents or caregivers do not change the behaviors that caused their children to be removed from their homes, their parental rights are severed and they truly become orphans. It is estimated that there are more than 115,000 children in the United States who have been permanently separated from their family of origin and are waiting for someone to step forward to adopt them — a 15% increase since 2012. These children have already experienced substantial trauma, but the longer they remain in foster care, the greater the emotional wounds are. That is where our charities for foster kids comes in.
Foster children experience PTSD at THREE TIMES the rate of the U.S. military. The U.S. Office of Veterans Affairs affirms the positive results that music therapy programs have in helping veterans heal from PTSD. It is why we know our country’s most vulnerable and wounded children need the healing power of music therapy. We do not have government funding to deliver these programs to children in state care. It is why we ask that you partner with our charity for foster kids to help them heal. Our child sponsorship program opens the doors for the healing to begin. Go here to learn more about it.
We recognize that there are many wonderful charities for children that truly help change children’s lives in powerful ways. All Kids Need Music celebrates every time every child receives needed help. We believe that the abused, traumatized children that we serve are among the neediest of all children in the U.S. Without healing, their futures are grim. Every dollar counts in funding our music therapy programs for foster and homeless children. We hope you believe the same, and will support our charity for kids that gives each child hope for today and a future for tomorrow.
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