John Burton Advocates for Youth
Prescribing Antipsychotic Drugs to California Foster Youth Declines Dramatically
California Foster Youth Can Still Benefit From New State Payments
In California, a new round of state payments could pass over some with the highest needs — including young adults transitioning out of foster care.
One-Time Tax Credit Available to Former Foster Youth This Year, Up to $1,500
Foster youth have a one-time-only opportunity this year to cash in on a tax benefit of up to $1,500, and can also reap any unclaimed stimulus benefits if they file.
Texas Foster Youth Get Free College Tuition, but Nearly Half of the State’s Eligible Students Don’t Use It
Many Texans who were in foster care can access the state's tuition waiver program, but nearly half of the eligible college students don't use it.
Monthly Payments for Pregnant California Foster Youth Set to Begin in January
Starting in January, pregnant foster youth in California will get an income boost from the state to help them prepare for their new babies.
Identity Thieves Targeting Foster Youths’ COVID Relief
Pandemic assistance has been made available to California's current and former foster youth, but fraud and lack of access can prevent them from ever benefitting from the financial help.
Advocates Call on California to Provide Pandemic Cash Relief to Foster Youth
In addition to growing struggles with homelessness, foster youth are concerned about the debt they'll be left with post-pandemic.
$100 Million Investment in Housing for Homeless Youth Moving in California Legislature
Amid recent news that 1 in 4 California foster youth face homelessness after aging out of foster care, a bill moving through the state Legislature aims to invest $100 million in increasing the housing stock for this particularly vulnerable population.
State Homeless Programs Underserve California Youth, Report Says
Homelessness is a huge black eye on the face of California, and youth homelessness is an oft-overlooked aspect of the scourge, according to a new report from John Burton Advocates for Youth.