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Out of Home Placement | September 30 Snapshots

The Voices for Children Out of Home Placement page has 4 sections for data with individual visualizations and data tables. Users should continue to scroll down the page – until the Newsletter Sign-Up in the website footer – to view all the data. To see data from different YEARS, select options the tab ABOVE the data visualization. Each table and bar chart have a title, indicating what the data represents.

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Shows the known latest placement setting for children in foster care on a given day (9/30). The number of children of all ages placed out of home on a given day (9/30). Out-of-home placements include family foster homes, group homes, community-based placement, emergency placement, supervised independent living, and residential placement.

Percentage values are based on the total number of children served across all 4 locations represented (Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties), and across all Age Groups. Values are not filtered in the table.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.

The sum of the age groups will not total ‘All Age Groups’ due to those cases where age is unknown.


Shows the known latest placement setting for children in foster care on a given day (9/30). The number and percent of children in foster care on any given day (9/30) by latest primary placement goal.

Percentage values are based on the total number of children served across all 4 locations represented (Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties), and across all Placement Goals. Values are not filtered in the table.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.


Shows the known latest placement setting for children in foster care on a given day (9/30). Totals and percentages are based on those children for whom the placement is known. Placement settings are the different environments that children can be placed in while in the foster care system. Pre-adoptive settings, as well as foster family settings (both relative and non-relative) are family-based placement settings. Group homes and institutions are more restrictive placement settings and are often referred to as congregate care settings.

Percentage values are based on the total number of children served across all 4 locations represented (Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties), and across all Placement Settings. Values are not filtered in the table.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families..


“The number and percent of children in out of home placement on any given day (9/30) by race or Hispanic origin. The “Non-Hispanic Other” category includes children who were not Hispanic, not White, not Black or African American, and whose record did not indicate more than one category. This category includes a small number of American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and Unable to Determine. Race or Hispanic origin are mutually exclusive categories. Children who are of Hispanic origin are not classified as any other race.

Percentage values are based on the total number of children served across all 4 locations represented (Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties), and across all Races. Values are not filtered in the table.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.


Shows the known latest placement setting for children in foster care on a given day (9/30). The number of children of all ages placed out of home on a given day (9/30). Out-of-home placements include family foster homes, group homes, community-based placement, emergency placement, supervised independent living, and residential placement.

Percentage values are based on the total number of children served across all 4 locations represented (Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties), and across all Age Groups. Values are not filtered in the table.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.

The sum of the age groups will not total ‘All Age Groups’ due to those cases where age is unknown.


Shows the known latest placement setting for children in foster care on a given day (9/30). The number and percent of children in foster care on any given day (9/30) by latest primary placement goal.

Percentage values are based on the total number of children served across all 4 locations represented (Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties), and across all Placement Goals. Values are not filtered in the table.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.


Shows the known latest placement setting for children in foster care on a given day (9/30). Totals and percentages are based on those children for whom the placement is known. Placement settings are the different environments that children can be placed in while in the foster care system. Pre-adoptive settings, as well as foster family settings (both relative and non-relative) are family-based placement settings. Group homes and institutions are more restrictive placement settings and are often referred to as congregate care settings.

Percentage values are based on the total number of children served across all 4 locations represented (Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties), and across all Placement Settings. Values are not filtered in the table.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families..


“The number and percent of children in out of home placement on any given day (9/30) by race or Hispanic origin. The “Non-Hispanic Other” category includes children who were not Hispanic, not White, not Black or African American, and whose record did not indicate more than one category. This category includes a small number of American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and Unable to Determine. Race or Hispanic origin are mutually exclusive categories. Children who are of Hispanic origin are not classified as any other race.

Percentage values are based on the total number of children served across all 4 locations represented (Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties), and across all Races. Values are not filtered in the table.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.


Shows the known latest placement setting for children in foster care on a given day (9/30). The number of children of all ages placed out of home on a given day (9/30). Out-of-home placements include family foster homes, group homes, community-based placement, emergency placement, supervised independent living, and residential placement.

Percentage values are based on the total number of children served across all 4 locations represented (Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties), and across all Age Groups. Values are not filtered in the table.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.

The sum of the age groups will not total ‘All Age Groups’ due to those cases where age is unknown.


Shows the known latest placement setting for children in foster care on a given day (9/30). The number and percent of children in foster care on any given day (9/30) by latest primary placement goal.

Percentage values are based on the total number of children served across all 4 locations represented (Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties), and across all Placement Goals. Values are not filtered in the table.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.


Shows the known latest placement setting for children in foster care on a given day (9/30). Totals and percentages are based on those children for whom the placement is known. Placement settings are the different environments that children can be placed in while in the foster care system. Pre-adoptive settings, as well as foster family settings (both relative and non-relative) are family-based placement settings. Group homes and institutions are more restrictive placement settings and are often referred to as congregate care settings.

Percentage values are based on the total number of children served across all 4 locations represented (Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties), and across all Placement Settings. Values are not filtered in the table.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families..


“The number and percent of children in out of home placement on any given day (9/30) by race or Hispanic origin. The “Non-Hispanic Other” category includes children who were not Hispanic, not White, not Black or African American, and whose record did not indicate more than one category. This category includes a small number of American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and Unable to Determine. Race or Hispanic origin are mutually exclusive categories. Children who are of Hispanic origin are not classified as any other race.

Percentage values are based on the total number of children served across all 4 locations represented (Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties), and across all Races. Values are not filtered in the table.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.


Shows the known latest placement setting for children in foster care on a given day (9/30). The number of children of all ages placed out of home on a given day (9/30). Out-of-home placements include family foster homes, group homes, community-based placement, emergency placement, supervised independent living, and residential placement.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.

The sum of the age groups will not total ‘All Age Groups’ due to those cases where age is unknown.


Shows the known latest placement setting for children in foster care on a given day (9/30). The number and percent of children in foster care on any given day (9/30) by latest primary placement goal.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.


Shows the known latest placement setting for children in foster care on a given day (9/30). Totals and percentages are based on those children for whom the placement is known. Placement settings are the different environments that children can be placed in while in the foster care system. Pre-adoptive settings, as well as foster family settings (both relative and non-relative) are family-based placement settings. Group homes and institutions are more restrictive placement settings and are often referred to as congregate care settings.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families..


“The number and percent of children in out of home placement on any given day (9/30) by race or Hispanic origin. The “Non-Hispanic Other” category includes children who were not Hispanic, not White, not Black or African American, and whose record did not indicate more than one category. This category includes a small number of American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and Unable to Determine. Race or Hispanic origin are mutually exclusive categories. Children who are of Hispanic origin are not classified as any other race.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.


Shows the known latest placement setting for children in foster care on a given day (9/30). The number of children of all ages placed out of home on a given day (9/30). Out-of-home placements include family foster homes, group homes, community-based placement, emergency placement, supervised independent living, and residential placement.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.

The sum of the age groups will not total ‘All Age Groups’ due to those cases where age is unknown.


Shows the known latest placement setting for children in foster care on a given day (9/30). The number and percent of children in foster care on any given day (9/30) by latest primary placement goal.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.


Shows the known latest placement setting for children in foster care on a given day (9/30). Totals and percentages are based on those children for whom the placement is known. Placement settings are the different environments that children can be placed in while in the foster care system. Pre-adoptive settings, as well as foster family settings (both relative and non-relative) are family-based placement settings. Group homes and institutions are more restrictive placement settings and are often referred to as congregate care settings.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families..


“The number and percent of children in out of home placement on any given day (9/30) by race or Hispanic origin. The “Non-Hispanic Other” category includes children who were not Hispanic, not White, not Black or African American, and whose record did not indicate more than one category. This category includes a small number of American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and Unable to Determine. Race or Hispanic origin are mutually exclusive categories. Children who are of Hispanic origin are not classified as any other race.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.


Shows the known latest placement setting for children in foster care on a given day (9/30). The number of children of all ages placed out of home on a given day (9/30). Out-of-home placements include family foster homes, group homes, community-based placement, emergency placement, supervised independent living, and residential placement.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.

The sum of the age groups will not total ‘All Age Groups’ due to those cases where age is unknown.


Shows the known latest placement setting for children in foster care on a given day (9/30). The number and percent of children in foster care on any given day (9/30) by latest primary placement goal.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.


Shows the known latest placement setting for children in foster care on a given day (9/30). Totals and percentages are based on those children for whom the placement is known. Placement settings are the different environments that children can be placed in while in the foster care system. Pre-adoptive settings, as well as foster family settings (both relative and non-relative) are family-based placement settings. Group homes and institutions are more restrictive placement settings and are often referred to as congregate care settings.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families..


“The number and percent of children in out of home placement on any given day (9/30) by race or Hispanic origin. The “Non-Hispanic Other” category includes children who were not Hispanic, not White, not Black or African American, and whose record did not indicate more than one category. This category includes a small number of American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and Unable to Determine. Race or Hispanic origin are mutually exclusive categories. Children who are of Hispanic origin are not classified as any other race.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.


Shows the known latest placement setting for children in foster care on a given day (9/30). The number of children of all ages placed out of home on a given day (9/30). Out-of-home placements include family foster homes, group homes, community-based placement, emergency placement, supervised independent living, and residential placement.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.

The sum of the age groups will not total ‘All Age Groups’ due to those cases where age is unknown.


Shows the known latest placement setting for children in foster care on a given day (9/30). The number and percent of children in foster care on any given day (9/30) by latest primary placement goal.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.


Shows the known latest placement setting for children in foster care on a given day (9/30). Totals and percentages are based on those children for whom the placement is known. Placement settings are the different environments that children can be placed in while in the foster care system. Pre-adoptive settings, as well as foster family settings (both relative and non-relative) are family-based placement settings. Group homes and institutions are more restrictive placement settings and are often referred to as congregate care settings.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families..


“The number and percent of children in out of home placement on any given day (9/30) by race or Hispanic origin. The “Non-Hispanic Other” category includes children who were not Hispanic, not White, not Black or African American, and whose record did not indicate more than one category. This category includes a small number of American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and Unable to Determine. Race or Hispanic origin are mutually exclusive categories. Children who are of Hispanic origin are not classified as any other race.

Source: PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.

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