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McKinney-Vento Homeless Services

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Program helps homeless children have equal access to the free public education as provided to all the other children in the District. A child is considered homeless if they do not have a regular adequate residence. This means any students living in shelters, in substandard housing, doubled up with friends or relatives because they have no other place to go and can’t afford a home. The other living arrangements included are single room hotels, cars, parks, public places.   The San Lorenzo School District helps these families by providing bus passes when requested for the children to get to and from school. Also upon request backpacks and school supplies are available.   If a child qualifies under the McKinney-Vento (Families In Transition) program they need to contact Amani Dunham at (510) 317-4894 to set-up an appointment for immediate help.