Nearly 50,000 Canadian children are in foster and group homes. Most will stop receiving support at age
19. Compared to their peers, youth aging out of care do not fare well. Too often they drop out of school,
suffer PTSD and substance abuse, end up on welfare, in jail or homeless. In St. Catharines, Ontario an
innovative non-profit believes connecting youth aging out with biological family could make all the
difference. Next of Kin is a detective story in which the goal isn’t to catch a killer but save a life. The
persons of interest: long lost or unknown family members.