California Department of Education: Homeless Education
This section of the CDE website provides information about homeless students’ 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 Education’s 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 email@example.com. 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.
West County Community Services (WCCS) is a multi-service human services agency serving western Sonoma County. WCCS and River to Coast Children’s Services have been awarded funds to provide rental and utility assistance to West County tenants and/or landlords impacted by COVID-19.
Winter Shelter Flyer 2021-22 (English and Spanish)
December 1, 2021–March 31, 2022
Sonoma County Winter Shelters offer 53 beds in addition to year-round shelters and help to protect people from the year’s harshest weather. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and may offer wraparound services as well.