Foster & Homeless Youth Services

Foster and Homeless Youth Services assists and enhances district programs to improve the educational outcomes for students experiencing homelessness or in foster care. Our program provides support to district liaisons, superintendents, and school personnel as issues arise with specific students. We advocate for students and the effective coordination of services with child welfare, probation, court appointed special advocates (CASA), child’s attorney, judge, foster families, foster family agencies, group homes, school districts, and other available resources. We monitor transcripts for credits/graduation, assist with special education services, appropriate school placement, and team decision making for children returning or leaving Mendocino County.

Do you or a family member qualify for services through your school district and the County Office of Education? Download this short survey.

¿Usted o un miembro de su familia califican para los servicios a través de su distrito escolar y la Oficina de Educación del Condado? Descarga esta breve encuesta.

Mendocino County Foster + Homeless Liaisons 2023/24

District Liaison Phone E-Mail Address
Anderson Valley Louise Simson 707-684-1017
Arena Union Julia Binnings (707) 882-2131
Fort Bragg Carolyn Carine 707-961-2850x3519
Laytonville Jayma Shields 707-984-8089
Leggett Sierra Lahera (707) 925-6285
MCOE Blythe Post 707-467-5104
Manchester Stephanie Herrera 707 882 2374
Mendocino Cecilia Jimenez 707-397-7656
Mendocino College Karen Cavanaugh 707-468-3107
Point Arena Shasta Rasmusen 707- 882-2134 ext. 210
Potter Valley Joleen Logan 707-743-1142
Round Valley Mike Gorman 707-983-6171 ex 103
Ukiah Jason Iversen 707-472-5061
Willits Kelley Labus 707-459-5314x1109
Charter Schools      
Sequoia Career Academy Melinda Decker 707-463-7080
Eel River Charter Betty Tuttle 707-983-6946
La Vida Charter Ann Kelly 707-459-6344
Pacific Community Charter Elementary Jennifer Ketring 707-353-0143
Pacific Community Charter Secondary Jennifer Ketring 707-353-0143
Redwood Academy Caleb Cimmiyotti 707- 467-0500
River Oak Charter Jennifer Lockwood 707-467-1855
Shanel Valley Academy Kristi McCullough 707-744-1485
Three Rivers Charter Kimberly Morgan 707-964-1128
Tree of Life Charter Stacy Strauss 707-462-0913
Willits Charter Elementary Charlene Bredder 707-459-1400
Willits Charter Secondary Erin Vaccaro 707-459-5506


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Jennifer Mcauley

Director- Continuous Improvement

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Blythe Post

Coordinator- Foster Youth and Homeless Services

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Brady Nord

Program Assistant- Family Outreach

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Christa Schultz

Foster Youth Education Specialist