Homeless Youth Services

Education for Homeless Children and Youth

No matter where you live or how long you have lived there, your child has a right to attend school and receive a free appropriate public education. The Education for Homeless Children and Youth is authorized under Title VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 USC 11431 et seq.) and is designed to address the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending and succeeding in school. The Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program exists to improve educational stability, access and academic achievement of children and youth who are experiencing homelessness.

American Union

Vanessa Lopez

(559) 495-5650

West Fresno Elementary

Crystal Avila

(559) 495-5615

West Fresno Middle

Neda Musleh

(559) 495-5607

Washington Union

Priscilla Villalobos

(559) 485-8805

Alternative Education

Grant Thor

(559) 495-5691

School Liaison on Every Campus

Parents are our partners! As the parent, you have the responsibility to keep your child in school and make sure they attend. Even if you move frequently or plan to move soon, send your child to school.

Homeless students in the Washington Unified School District are assigned to a Homeless Liaison at their school site. This staff member is there to help your child have access to the resources they need to be successful in school. Resources include:

  • Educational Planning
  • Hygiene Supplies
  • School Supplies
  • Connection to Community Resources

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact the Washington Unified School District Department of Educational Support Services or the Liaison on your school campus.