Foster & Homeless Youth Services

The Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program (FYSCP) is designed to assist and enhance district programs to improve the educational outcomes for students in foster care is located at the Mendocino County Office of Education, and funded by the California Department of Education.

The program manager provides training to stakeholders regarding the legal rights of students in foster care, the legal responsibilities of schools, and strategies for identifying and serving foster students across our 13 districts in Mendocino County.

Our program provides support to district liaisons, superintendents, and school personnel as issues arise with specific students. FYSCP promotes advocacy for foster students to remain in school of origin, for immediate enrollment, effective coordination of services with child welfare, probation, court appointed special advocates (CASA), child’s attorney, judge, foster families, foster family agencies, group homes, and school districts. FYSCP monitors transcripts for credits/graduation, assists with special education services, appropriate school placement, and team decision making for children returning or leaving Mendocino County.

Click here to learn about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

24 HOUR HOTLINES

  • Call 211 for Mendocino County referrals
  • (707) 463-HELP (4357)
  • (800) 575-4357
  • (707) 459-4357
  • National Runaway Switchboard, 800-runaway or 800 786-2929
  • California Missing Children’s Hotline, 800 222-3463
  • Project Sanctuary/ Domestic Violence, 800 575-4357

STAFF

Inland Office

Christa Schultz, Education Specialist

Foster & Homeless Youth Services

Phone: (707) 467-5108

Email: cshultz@mcoe.us

Brady Nord, Program Assistant

Foster & Homeless Youth Services

Phone: (707) 467-5146

Email: bnord@mcoe.us

Blythe Post, Manager

Foster & Homeless Youth Services

Phone: (707) 467-5104

Email: bpost@mcoe.us