The California Parent and Youth Helpline

The 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.  For more information, please visit: https://caparentyouthhelpline.org/.

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.

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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

vanessa.lopez@wusd.ws
(559) 495-5650

West Fresno Elementary

Crystal Avila

cavila@wusd.ws
(559) 495-5615

West Fresno Middle

Neda Musleh

nmusleh@wusd.ws
(559) 495-5607

Washington Union

Priscilla Villalobos

pvillalobos@wusd.ws
(559) 485-8805

Alternative Education

Grant Thor

gthor@wusd.ws
(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.