Our foster care system isn’t in great shape. Kids in the system are more likely to drop out of school, have higher rates of teen pregnancy, and are less likely to go to college. But, not in Treehouse Village.
Treehouse is a community of 60 houses: 40 of them for elders, and 20 of them for families with foster kids. Ninety-nine percent of their kids have graduated from high school. And 100 percent of their graduates have gone on to either college or vocational school.
WGBH traveled to Treehouse Village to learn how one woman rebuilt foster care from the ground up.