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 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 serves 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 is home to the Navy's largest homeport. We offer services specifically tailored to aid students of families in the military.

Over 13,000 students from military connected families attend schools throughout the district. Nine of our schools are located on or near military installations. 
 
 
Approximately 867 students are in foster care and under the protection of the courts in San Diego Unified School District.

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
Administrative Aide
(619) 725-7326
ldelvalle@sandi.net
 
Vanessa Peters
Program Manager
(619) 725-7054
vpeters@sandi.net