Community Resources for Parents and Youth Overcoming Challenges

  • McKinney-Vento

    Subtitle VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (per Title IX, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by Every Student Succeeds Act) defines homeless as foster Children and youth, who lack a “fixed, regular and adequate” nighttime address or living under the following conditions:
    • Doubled Up or Tripled Up
    • Motels, Hotels, or weekly rate housing
    • Trailer parks or camping grounds 
    • Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings
    • Living in emergency or transitional shelters 
    • Runaway or pushed-out youth or migratory children
    Under this legislation, a student is guaranteed enrollment in school, as well as, the opportunity to benefit from a variety of services to help meet educational needs. Services may include the following based on need and supply availability:
    • Remain in their school of origin
    • Transportation to school of origin 
    • Immediate enrollment in their local comprehensive public school regardless if they do not have all required documentation. 
    • Enroll in school, even without proof of TDAP immunization. 
    • Enroll in the same or equivalent classes as those they took at their old school, even if transferring mid semester. 
    • Equal participation in extracurricular activities regardless of try-ots or sign-up deadlines. 
    • priority placement into before and after school programs. 
    • Backpacks and school supplies upon request
    • Free and reduced lunch program at school
    • Assistance in finding health, welfare and other county resources
May 1, 2020
Message from Dr. Gonzales, Superintendent
March 31, 2020
Message from Dr. Ayers, Director of Assessment, Accountability & Parent Engagement
March 17, 2020
Message from Dr. Ayers, Director of Assessment, Accountability & Parent Engagement
Dear Parents & Community Members,


For the latest Los Angeles County COVID-19 update, here are some useful resources.

What You Need to Know (COVID 19)


The Department of Public Social Services is aware of the financial impact that the Coronavirus (COVID 19) is having on the health and financial well-being of County of Los Angeles residents, leaving thousands unemployed or underemployed.  The department has provided resources to help residents who may be experiencing financial challenges due to the pandemic.

Foster and Homeless Liaison
Dr. Stacy Ayers
Director of Assessment, Accountability & Parent Engagement
(562) 944-6231 ext 2052
Clients receive free weekly nutritional food assistance through the Food Distribution Program. Low-income families and individuals who live in Whittier, La Mirada and Santa Fe Springs are eligible for bagged groceries weekly.