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John Burton Advocates for Youth

Texas Foster Youth Get Free College Tuition, but Nearly Half of the State’s Eligible Students Don’t Use It

2/28/2022

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

12/23/2021

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

9/14/2021

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.

4/27/2021

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.

4/13/2021

$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.

4/8/2021

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.

Legislative Roundup — California Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Bills Head to the Governor

2/17/2021

Stimulus Checks Approved for ‘Hungry and Hurting’ Californians

California will provide additional cash benefits to low-income residents battered by the pandemic — including working poor families, children and parents on welfare and undocumented immigrants who are elderly, blind or disabled.

7/7/2020

In a First, California Foster Youth Outperform Peers in Applying for Federal College Aid

While the country plunges ever deeper into uncertainty amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic, ongoing protests, and a looming high-stakes presidential election, California foster youth still see a future in academia – and they are applying in record numbers for federal help to attend college.

3/27/2020

California Considers Extending Foster Care Supports for Youth Following Advocates’ Appeal for COVID-19 Relief

In an urgent appeal to the governor and the California state legislature on behalf of the state’s 60,000 children and young adults in foster care, a group of leading advocates is calling for sweeping new measures to ward off devastating impacts from the spread of coronavirus.