The California Parent and Youth HelplineThe California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages. Click below for more information.
Local COVID Testing InformationClick here for information about COVID testing in Fresno County.
Social-Emotional Resource Guide
Click here to find a list of social-emotional services available to families in the Central Valley (English and Spanish)
Local Food Assistance
Click here for a list of local organizations providing food assistance during school closures.
COVID-19 Social-Emotional Resources
Click here for a list of social-emotional health resources related to COVID-19.
Child Care Resources
Click here to access California’s Child Care Resource & Referral Network. You can also call 1-800-KIDS-793 for assistance in finding childcare options during school closure.
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.
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.
West Fresno Elementary
West Fresno Middle
Director of Educational Support Services
District Service Specialist