Privatized Foster Care How it is ruining the foster program
"One of the nation’s largest for-profit foster care agencies, Mentor, has recently come under scrutiny after investigation has revealed a string of missteps leading to abuse, mistreatment, and several deaths. While organization executives have dismissed claims that National Mentor Holdings’ negligence has resulted in substandard services, the company has received some of the highest numbers of serious violations in several states, including Massachusetts, Georgia, and Texas."
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One point two billion dollars. This is how much National Mentor Holdings, also known as Mentor, is worth, the biggest privatized foster company in the United States. Thirty four dollars and seventy four cents. This is how much Mentor makes every day per child living in their sponsored foster homes. Despite the murders, sex abuse, rape, and failed background checks, Mentor still gets money every time they don't just give a child to a foster home, they sell these innocent children to foster parents. The people chosen to foster the children through Mentor are normally criminals, drug and alcohol addicts, and people without jobs. The parents are given forty four dollars and thirty cents a day to keep these children. Privatized foster care is not a safe home for children, but a place for modern day slavery.
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