Sonoma County Office of Education

Homeless Education

Resource Links


California Department of Education: Homeless Education
This section of the CDE website provides information about homeless studentsí right to enroll in and attend school, participate fully, and succeed. It also provides information about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Act.


National Center for Homeless Education
The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) at SERVE is the U.S. Department of Educationís technical assistance and information center in the area of homeless education. For assistance with homeless education issues, contact the NCHE helpline at 1-800-308-2145 (toll-free) or email homeless@serve.org. NCHE publishes many helpful resources for students, parents, and school site staff. Schools and districts may order materials directly online.


Social Advocates for Youth
Parent, guardians, and children who are experiencing homelessness may contact Social Advocates for Youth for support and resources.


Sonoma County 2-1-1
Sonoma County 2-1-1 is an information and referral center that connects people quickly and effectively to community, health, and disaster services through a free, 24/7 confidential phone line and searchable online database. This service can help homeless parents, guardians, and students find food, housing, health care, senior services, child care, legal aid, and more. Call 2-1-1 or (707) 565-2108 or Toll Free (800) 325-9604.


Sonoma County Task Force for the Homeless
The Sonoma County Task Force for the Homeless is the countywide nonprofit coalition of service providers, advocates, religious congregations, civic organizations, businesses, and individuals working to end homelessness and assist people who have lost their homes. It provides a homeless resource guide, administers local funding for emergency food and shelter, and advocates for housing and health care services for homeless residents of Sonoma County.