Additional Resources

Independent Living Program

 AB12 – Extended foster care until age 21

Learn more about AB12

Student Housing Resources

Housing Resource – Housing programs available for foster youth 

Learn more about Housing Resources

Medi-Cal Logo

Medi-Cal / Covered till 26 – Free Medi-Cal coverage in California if you were in foster care in an state at age 18 or older

Learn more about Medi-Cal to age 26

CalFresh Logo

CalFresh – Monthly benefits to assist low-income households in purchasing food they need to maintain adequate nutritional levels

Learn more about CalFresh

Independent Living Program

Independent Living Program (ILP) – Assists current and former foster youth between the ages of 16 and 21 to achieve self-sufficiency prior to, and after exiting, the foster care system

Learn more about Independent Living Program

John Burton Foundation

John Burton Foundation – Non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of California’s foster youth and homeless by developing and implementing policy solutions

Learn more about the John Burton Foundation

California College Pathways

California College Pathways – Statewide partnership that provides resources and leadership to campuses and community colleges and four-year universities

Learn more about California College Pathways


iFoster – Helps foster youth get the resources and opportunities they need to be successful, independent adults

Learn more about iFoster

Foster Nation

Foster Nation – A mentorship program that aims to help emancipated foster youth achieve their professional goals, develop basic life and social skills, and work toward self-sufficiency.

Learn more about Foster Nation