MISSION STATEMENT: The Salem Angels mission is to walk alongside children, youth, and families in the foster care community by offering consistent support through intentional giving, relationship building, and mentorship.
Salem Angels (EIN #85-3868206) is covered as an Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) organization as a subordinate under the group exemption of Transformations by Austin Angels (EIN #27-2087142). Documentation here.
THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 400,000 CHILDREN AND YOUTH EXPERIENCING FOSTER CARE ACROSS THE UNITED STATES We are building communities of people that are changing the way children, youth, and families experience foster care. Passionate donors, volunteers, mentors, partners, and advocates are all ripples in the sea of change for our foster care community.
1 out of 5 foster youth become homeless at age 18
50% of foster homes close within the first year
20,000 youth between the ages of 18-21 age out of the foster care system annually
60% of youth formerly in care fall below the poverty line, despite earning an income