HOMELESS EDUCATION - McKinney Vento
A child experiencing homelessness is guaranteed enrollment in school by the federal McKinney Vento Act and California State law.
Free Birth Certificates for People Experiencing Homelessness
Under AB 1733, Californians experiencing homelessness, as defined further in the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, are eligible to receive at no cost, a certified record of live birth or a state-issued photo identification card subject to several conditions. (Please download form below.)
Student Housing Questionnaire
If you are staying temporarily in the Culver City Unified School District attendance area, complete the SHQ by clicking the link at the bottom of the page and submit it to the CCUSD Homeless Liaison [email protected] or deliver/mail it to: 4034 Irving Pl, Culver City, CA 90232.
Students experiencing homelessness are provided with the following if needed:
- Bus passes to get to/from school
- Breakfast and Lunch at school
- School Supplies
- Backpacks for Kids
- Clothing, Shoes, and Toiletries (appointment to visit Culver Closet)
In addition, CCUSD provides the following referrals for students/families in need:
- Mental health counseling (individual, group, and family)
- Substance abuse counseling
- Temporary housing (i.e. Upward Bound House Shelter and/or St. Joseph’s Homeless Solutions Center in Venice)
- Tutoring (one hour a week for those living in motels and shelters)
- Medical, dental, vision and other health services
- Local food bank
- Victims of Domestic Violence
- Enrollment assistance in Covered CA
Higher Education Help for Students Experiencing Homelessness
The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) offers assistance, including but not limited, to:
- Unaccompanied Homeless Youth who want to attend college but aren't sure what options are available to them to assist in paying for it.
- Parents of students experiencing homelessness who wish to understand what supports may be available to their children to help them attend college.
For assistance with issues related to students experiencing homelessness accessing higher education, contact the NAEHCY Higher Education Helpline at 1 (855) 446-2673 (toll-free) or [email protected], or visit http://www.naehcy.org/educational-resources/helpline for more information.
What I Need (WIN) APP (Please see WIN App Poster below)
Our Children LA (OCLA) has launched WIN: What I Need, a mobile app (android, apple and web versions) focusing on the needs of homeless youth. The free app is available in the iTunes and Google Play app stores, and the web version is available on OCLA’s website. (www.ourchildrenla.org )
- For Emergency Housing in Los Angeles County, parents with children 17 or under should dial 211 to open a case.
If you have any household items you would be willing to donate to a CCUSD homeless family that is moving into permanent housing, please click here and fill out the attached survey and submit it. In advance, thank you for your generosity.