Sonoma County Office of Education

Resource Links

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 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.

Rental Assistance
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.

Sonoma County Emergency Shelter intake information (English/Spanish)
Get a list of emergency shelters in Sonoma County. Each shelter has a different intake process. Additionally, some shelters serve specific populations and have different criteria for entry.