Away from home: Due to legislation, more foster children will live with relatives

IBISWorld’s Orphanages & Group Homes Industry Research Report offers insight into the market at the national level. Our analysis highlights macro trends in the overall sector and the micro trends faced by companies that do business in the Orphanages & Group Homes industry. Our five-year outlook forecasts explain how the market is set to change and the product segments that will drive growth.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The number of children in foster care has increased in recent years, prompting a rise in government funding
  • Overall federal government funding for foster care and adoption agencies increased during the period
  • Medicare funding and private donations will bolster industry revenue
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the past five years, the Orphanages and Group Homes industry has risen slightly as demand for industry services increased after a long period of decline. Consequently, over the five years to 2017, IBISWorld expects industry revenue to rise slowly. However, over the next five years, revenue will decline as the number of children in foster care outpaces funding.

    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Orphanages and Group Homes industry includes a wide array of residential care facilities and programs. It is composed of group foster homes, orphanages, children’s villages, halfway group homes and boot camps. Additionally, foster homes consist of relative foster homes and nonrelative foster homes, both of which demand industry services. Most programs are funded by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and state and local government agencies. Government funding is expected to account for 67.0% of industry revenue, with the remainder garnered through private donations and fees. Over the past five years, federal government funding for foster care, the primary source of revenue for this industry, increased substantially. Acc

    Additional Insights for the Orphanages & Group Homes Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Orphanages & Group Homes Industry are

  • Access to volunteer labor
  • Ability to receive private donations
  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Federal funding for social services and Federal funding for Medicare and Medicaid in the Orphanages & Group Homes industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Orphanages & Group Homes Industry?

    This industry includes foster homes, group homes, halfway homes, orphanages and boot camps. The industry does not include substance abuse facilities, retirement homes, correctional institutions or temporary shelters. While the industry provides some services to adults, these facilities are primarily for children and youth.

    Industry Products
    Residential facilities with counseling
    Residential facilities without counseling
    Residential facilities for the disabled and mentally ill
    Contributions (private and from the government)
    Industry Activities
    Boys' and girls' residential facilities (e.g. foster homes, ranches and villages)
    Camps, boot or disciplinary (except correctional) for delinquent youth
    Delinquent youth halfway group houses and boot camps
    Disciplinary camps for delinquent youth
    Group foster homes for children and orphanages
    Group homes for the mentally disabled without nursing care
    Group homes for the visual and hearing impaired
    Halfway group homes for delinquents and ex-offenders

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Federal funding for social services
  • Federal funding for Medicare and Medicaid
  • Per capita disposable income
  • National unemployment rate
  • Number of adolescents aged 10 to 19

  • Current Performance
  • Legislation and participation
  • Increased profit margins
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Trend toward foster homes
  • Profitability and participation
  • Table: Orphanages & Group Homes Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Orphanages & Group Homes Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Public Administration
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Brand Name Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Janitorial Services
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores

  • Products & Services
  • Residential facilities with counseling
  • Contributions (private and from the government)
  • Residential facilities without counseling
  • Residential facilities for the disabled and mentally ill
  • Other
  • Chart: Orphanages & Group Homes Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Number of children in foster care
  • Child abuse rates
  • Crime rate

  • Major Markets
  • Children aged 6 to 15
  • Infants up to age 5
  • Adolescents aged 16 to 18
  • Young adults
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Orphanages & Group Homes Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesRent and utilities, depreciationOther expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Orphanages & Group Homes

  • Basis of Competition
    Government fundingServicesStaff and wages
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Orphanages & Group Homes Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Orphanages & Group Homes Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Orphanages & Group Homes Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Federal funding for social services (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
  • The process of replacing long-stay mental institutions with less isolated community mental health services such as group homes.
  • Group Home
  • A private residence designed to serve as a non-secure home for unrelated persons who share a common characteristic.
  • Home And Community-Based Services Waiver
  • Medicaid waiver programs that assist people who have physical or mental disabilities.
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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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