Based on the Organization’s programs and services offered, The
Foster & Banks Walk in Faith Foundation will be looking to help at-risk
children, adolescents and young adults or those with learning and/or
developmental disabilities, as well as the families of these children,
adolescents or young adults.
Unfortunately, this assembly of at-risk children, adolescents and young
adults or those with learning
and/or developmental disabilities is large and continues to be a growing
concern for not only the families involved but for the U.S. government, which
looks to accommodate the rising numbers.
In 2007, there were 2 million youths (8.2% of the population aged 12 to
17) who had major depressive episode (MDE) during the prior year (over
one-third had used illicit drugs during the same period). In 2007, 38.9% of youths aged 12 to 17 with
past year MDE received treatment for depression.
In 2008, 14.3% of the civilian
non-institutionalized population over five years of age or 37.9 million
Americans had some type of disability. Also,
56.8% of people with disabilities were between 16 and 64 years of age whilst
11.6% of that total age demographic had a disability.
disabilities accounted for around 30.5% of total disabilities in 2008. Mental disabilities cover a wide scope ranging
from mild disabilities such as a learning disability to severe mental
disabilities such as schizophrenia. Mental disabilities accounted for 17.4% of total disabilities in the