We help students and families in transition with enrollment, staying in school of origin, access to educational and transition services, transportation services (when appropriate), and with referrals to community resources.
Anissa Rozadilla, MSW, PPSC
C.A.R.E. Team School Counselor
Foster Youth & McKinney-Vento Liaison
Sanger Unified Family Resource Center
1436 P Street
Sanger, CA 93657
Pamela Hancock, MS
Director, Foster & Homeless Youth Education Services
Office of the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
1111 Van Ness Ave.,
Fresno, CA 93721
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 6408
Sacramento, CA 95814
You Can ENROLL in school!
Even if you have:
- Uncertain housing
- A temporary address
- No permanent physical address
You are guaranteed enrollment in school by the federal McKinneyVento Act and California state law if you live:
- In a house or apartment with more than one family due to loss of housing or economic hardship
- With friends or family because you are a runaway or an unaccompanied youth
- In substandard housing (without electricity, water, or heat)
- In a shelter (family, domestic violence, or youth shelter or transitional living program)
- In a motel, hotel, or weekly rate housing
- In an abandoned building, in a car, at a campground, or on the streets
You can enroll in school immediately even without the documents normally required for enrollment, such as:
- Proof of residency
- Immunization records or other required health records
- School records
- Legal guardianship papers
Your child may:
- Participate fully in all school activities and programs for which he/she is eligible.
- Receive transportation to and from the school of origin if you request it.
- Continue to attend the school in which he/she was last enrolled even if you have moved away from that school’s attendance area.
- Qualify automatically for school nutrition programs.
Your responsibilities are to:
- Make sure your child gets to school on time and ready to learn.
- Stay informed of school rules, regulations, and activities.
- Contact the homeless liaison for assistance in removing barriers to your child’s education.
- Attend parent/teacher conferences, Back-to-School Nights, and other school-related activities.
For questions about enrolling in school or for assistance with school enrollment, please contact your liaison.
Below are some of the many great resources that are available to foster youths. For more resources that are not listed please contact Pupil Services.