Homelessness is a serious problem in our country and it can create a lasting effect on individuals of all ages. If you or someone you know is homeless, Placer County Office of Education offers outstanding assistance. Under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, children and youth experiencing homelessness are provided with educational rights and protections. PCOE offers supports and resources to these individuals, including assistance with transportation, clothing, food, supplies, and much more. Keep reading to learn more about what our program entails, including who to contact for assistance.
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The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act ensures educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness. In Placer County there are an estimated 1550 homeless children and youth. The Placer County Office of Education's Educational Services Department provides support and resources to the 18 school districts in the county and county-wide charter schools to implement McKinney-Vento. Technical assistance and training is available to the district homeless liaisons and other staff who are involved in working with homeless children and youth.
The term homeless children and youth means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This definition also includes:
Children and youth who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason
Children who may be living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, shelters, or awaiting foster care placement
Children and youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings
Children and youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings, or
Migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are children who are living in similar circumstances listed above
The Placer County Homeless Network (PCHN) is a county-wide consortium, composed of four lead School Districts who share responsibility in ensuring educational opportunities for students in homeless situations. PCHN is committed to providing needed resources to students who lack fixed, regular, or adequate residency through a multi-district approach to assist students in reaching their maximum educational and vocational potential and overall well-being. PCHN members are working interdependently to ensure all students and families have equal and appropriate access to all services and programs available to them, including but not limited to, Gifted and Talented Education, AVID, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Special Education, Indian Education, English Learner Programs, Career Technical Education Pathways, Title I, school meal programs, before and after-school programs, Transitional Kindergarten, Seal of Bi-literacy, and preschool programs, without being stigmatized or segregated on the basis of their homeless status. School enrollment, school stability, and academic success for all Placer County McKinney-Vento eligible students are the primary goals of PCHN.
For more information regarding the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act visit the California Department of Education – Homeless Education at http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/hs/.
Si tú eres un estudiante sin hogar o un amigo o familiar que está dando alojamiento a niños o jóvenes sin hogar, por favor póngase en contacto con nosotros para que tenga acceso a estos recursos gratuitos disponibles a través de la Oficina de Educación del Condado de Placer. Estos recursos están dirigidos a cubrir las necesidades básicas de los estudiantes y ayudarlos a tener éxito en la escuela.
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La ley de asistencia a personas sin hogar "McKinney-Vento" asegura los derechos y la protección para niños y jóvenes experimentando falta de vivienda. En el Condado de Placer se calcula que hay aproximadamente 1550 niños y jóvenes sin hogar. El Departamento de Servicios Educativos de la Oficina de Educación del Condado de Placer proporciona apoyo y recursos a los 16 distritos escolares en el condado y en las escuelas "charter" del Condado para implementar la Ley McKinney-Vento. Capacitación y asistencia técnica están disponibles para la persona a cargo de cada distrito y otros miembros del personal que participan en el trabajo con jóvenes y niños sin hogar. El Coordinador del Programa de Servicios Educativos para niños y jóvenes sin hogar "McKinney-Vento" sirve de enlace del condado para fines de apelación antes de apelar al Departamento de Educación de California (CDE).
El término "homeless", niños y jóvenes sin hogar, significa que las personas no tienen una residencia fija, regular y suficiente durante la noche. Esta definición también incluye:
Encargado(a) del Distrito de Niños y Jóvenes sin hogar del Condado de Placer:
Para más información sobre la ley de educación para Niños y jóvenes sin hogar "McKinney-Vento" visite el Departamento de Educación de California – Homeless Education at http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/hs/.
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DOES PCOE OFFER SUPPORT FOR HOMELESSNESS?
Yes. PCOE offers many resources and supports for children and youth experiencing homelessness. Visit our McKinney-Vento Homeless Education page to learn more.
MY CHILD STRUGGLES WITH MENTAL ILLNESS. WHERE CAN I FIND HELP?
PCOE offers a wide variety of support options for those experiencing a mental illness. Visit our Student Mental Wellness page to learn more.
WHAT SUPPORTS DOES PCOE OFFER FOR FOSTER CHILDREN?
PCOE is happy to offer assistance to foster children in need. We provide support with academics, social/emotional assistance, transitioning, vocational help, and counseling supports and interventions. Visit our Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program page to learn more.
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