Homeless Education Program
 Contact Information

LAUSD Homeless Education Program

Roybal Annex

121 N. Beaudry Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone: (213) 202-7581

Fax: (213) 580-6551

 

 Staff Roster

Coordinator

 

Nancy Gutierrez

Pupil Service and Attendance Coordinator

Counselors

Angela Chandler Midgette
Educational Service Center North

 

Jaime Corral
Educational Service Center East

 

Laura Ewing

Educational Service Center West

 

Crisalia Aranibar

Educational Service Center South

 

Ana Quintero

Special Populations/Community Outreach

 

Tracy Peeples 
Direct Services - School Based

 

Monica Santana
Direct Services - School Based


Pupil Services Aides

                 
Karla Arnold
Judy Luna

Devyne Dawson

Michelle Cabrera

 

Administrative Aide

 

Raul Paniagua

 

 Welcome
Welcome to the LAUSD Homeless Education Program's website! LAUSD currently has 13,794 homeless students identified within our district boundaries. Our program provides homeless students with backpacks, school supplies, hygiene kits, and other necessary school-related items.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN DONATING TO OUR PROGRAM:
Please contact our Coordinator, Nancy Gutierrez, at: nancy.gutierrez@lausd.net or, Community Outreach Counselor, Ana Quintero, at: ana.quintero@lausd.net.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR DONATION WISH LIST!
Thank you to all school staff who brought graduating seniors to our Graduate Recognition Luncheon at Luminarias Restaurant on May 22nd. The event was a huge success and our youth had a great time!
We held our Homeless Symposium on February 28th. Click below to view some of the information that was presented.
Symposium Minutes
Legislation that Impacts Homeless Youth
Department of Public Social Services - Homeless Assistance Programs
DPSS PowerPoint Presentation
Parent Community Student Services Branch Information
LAUSD School Mental Health Information
Homeless Education Program Resource Guides
 Program Description

The Los Angeles Unified School District Homeless Education Program was designed to provide assistance to homeless students and their families in compliance with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, an integral part of No Child Left Behind.  Currently staffed by a Coordinator, seven Homeless Education Counselor/Advocates, four Pupil Services and Attendance Aides, and a Senior Parent Community Facilitator, the Homeless Education Program addresses the needs of approximately 13,794 identified students within District boundaries (LAUSD Homeless Statistics, 2013).  Program personnel work in collaboration with school personnel and community service agencies in an effort to maximize access to various educational, social, and enrichment programs which promote academic success and student achievement.

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 Program Services

The LAUSD Homeless Education Program can provide the following assistance:

 

  • Facilitate the school enrollment process to ensure equal access to educational and meal programs, as well as tutoring and other services available at the school site.
  • Conduct professional development trainings for school personnel and community agencies regarding the rights and responsibilities of homeless students.
  • Provide technical assistance regarding the proper identification, enrollment, and service needs of homeless students and their families.
  • Provide assistance with transportation, backpacks, school supplies, and clothing.
  • Provide medical, dental, and mental health referrals, in addition to other school/community services.
  • Educate students and parents on their educational rights, and promote parent participation in school related activities.
  • Assist unaccompanied youth with enrollment procedures, school placement options, and retrieval of immunization records.
  • Provide advocacy services for parents and students during school related educational meetings, such as Student Study Team (SST), Individualized Educational Program (IEP), and Student Attendance Review Team (SART) or School Attendance Review Board (SARB).
  • Participate in the mediation of school enrollment disputes.
  • Provide assistance to specialized populations of homeless students, including preschoolers, homeless teen parents, children with special needs, and unaccompanied youth.

For additional information, please click on the links below:

Homeless Education Program Brochure
Homeless Education Program Brochure - Spanish
Homeless Education Program Description
Homeless Student Fact Sheet
Homeless Education Program Wishlist
 What's New!

We are proud to share our LAUSD Homeless Education Program Newsletters. Please click on the links below to view them!

Homeless Education Program Newsletter - May 2014
Homeless Education Program Newsletter- March 2014
Homeless Education Program Newsletter- December 2013
Homeless Education Program Newsletter - October 2013
Homeless Education Program Newsletter - May 2013
Homeless Education Program Newsletter - March 2013
Homeless Education Program Newsletter - December 2012
 Quick Links
211- Info Line of Los Angeles County
Healthy City Social Service Referrals
Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services
Affordable Rental Housing
LA Food Bank Locator
2012 People's Guide to Welfare, Health & other Services
2012 People's Guide to Welfare, Health & other Services SPANISH
 Past Homeless Education Program Events
PBS SoCal Story on LAUSD Homeless Education Program
OSB Prom Day
Lakers Sponsor-a-Family Holiday Event
Universal Studios Day of Giving Event
Backpack Building with City Year