foster care One Way To Reduce Foster Runaways: Have Fewer Foster Teens By Austin Jenkins • Feb 12, 2015 Listen Listening... / Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services now has a team of social workers whose sole job is to find foster youth who run away. Drugs, Danger And Pregnancy: Life As A Foster Runaway By Austin Jenkins • Feb 11, 2015 Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network Listen Listening... / 5:29 Each year in Washington, some 400 foster youth run away. Some run multiple times. The state of Washington is now under court order to address this problem. This is the story of one teen who ran multiple times from multiple homes.