Resources for homeless children

The Office of Children and Youth in Transition

Our office works to support the continuity of education for three specific populations in transition: students in foster care, students experiencing homelessness, and students who are military dependents.

The office serves more than 17,000 students each year, accounting for more than 10 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

Of the estimated 8,500 people experiencing homelessness each day in San Diego, at least 25 percent are children.

Our district serves an estimated 5,000 students experiencing homelessness each year, grades preschool to high school. 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 is home to the Navy's largest homeport. We offer services specifically tailored to aid students of families in the military.

Over 9,074 students officially register as coming from military families. While students from military families may choose to attend any school, our district operates nine schools on or near military installations that many parents choose for both convenience and special programs.
Approximately 2,000 of our students per year are in foster care and under the protection of the courts of the state of California.

Our office works with community agencies (i.e., group homes, foster families, social services, post high school programs), as well as, schools to coordinate support efforts


District Contacts
Lucy del Valle
Secretary II
(619) 725-7326
Vanessa Peters
Program Manager
(619) 725-7054