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Resources for homeless children

The Office of Children & Youth in Transition

Our office works to support the continuity of education of students in transition including: students in foster care, students experiencing homelessness, students who are military dependents, and students who have refugee status.  The office also includes the district's Home/Hospital and Transition Supports program for students who are unable to attend their regular school program
due to a medical or transition-related need.

The office serves more than 19,000 students each year, accounting for more than 14 percent of the total population of our entire district. A goal of this office is to ensure students receive a quality education during these transitional times.


Students Experiencing Homelessness

Military Families

Students in Foster Care

Our district served 5,588 preschool through high school students experiencing homelessness during the 2013-14 school year. We offer services that include resources to assist students and families in navigating the educational system so they continue to receive a quality education during this transitional time.

San Diego Unified School District has more than 9,000 students who are military dependents which is 6.2 percent of the district's enrollment. Naval Station San Diego, Naval Base Point Loma, Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Naval Air Station North Island, MCAS Miramar, MCRD San Diego, and the U.S. Coast Guard are all within the boundaries of the San Diego Unified School District.
Approximately 867 students are in foster care and under the protection of the courts in San Diego Unified School District.  Our office works with school sites and community agencies such as group homes, foster families, social services, post high school programs to coordinate support efforts.