Departments & Services
Alternative Education Programs
Board of Education
Business Services & Operations
Career Technical Education-(ROP)
Certification & Credentials
Child Care Planning Council
Curriculum & Instruction
Foster Youth Services
Homeless Youth Services
Information Technology Services
Instructional Tech Support Svs
Maintenance & Operations
Pregnant and Parenting Teen Programs (CalSAFE)
Region 1 After School
Special Education Local Plan Area
Student Programs & Support Svs
Teaching American History
McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children
The Homeless Youth Services program offers assistance for youth ages pre-K through 21 with educational and vocational opportunities. In addition to advocacy and referral services, clothing, hygiene and school supplies are available to those in need.
Federal Definition of Homeless
The federal government's legal definition of homelessness based on the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is anyone who . . .
Your preschool and school-aged children have the following rights or protections under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act:
Mendocino County School District Liaisons
Please refer to the following list to find the appropriate Liaison.
Additional Resources / Referrals
24 HOUR HOTLINES
National Asssociation for Education of Homeless Children and Youth - NAEHCY: www.naehcy.org/
Leanne Wheeler, Homeless Education Coordinator, CDE Wheeler@cde.ca.gov 916-319-0383
To view or download a copy of the McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children, What Families Need to Know About Homelessness, brochure in English, please click here. . . or for the same brochure in Spanish, please click here.
Using McKinney-Vento stimulus funding through the Mendocino County Office of Education, DAY (Dogs And Youth) JOB is a vocational training program for homeless youth ages 16-21.
Once a week the youth spend two hours at our county's Animal Shelter to work with a dog-trainer and/or groomer. The objectives for the youth are multi-faceted. Only youth who have an innate dog-loving heart are invited to partake in this program. Given that strong motivation, the skill set of developing a work ethic becomes more attainable. They are paid minimum wage for their on-the-job training. As their skills increase, the plan is to partner with local veterinarians and groomers to place these youth as interns, with the stimulus funds continuing to support them. The overarching goal for the youth is to increase their chances of finding meaningful employment.
The staff and dogs at the Animal Shelter benefit by the additional assistance from our program. Overall it's one big win-win-win.
Requirements for Admission into Program:
For more info: Abbey Kaufman email@example.com
|Back to the top|