Homeless Children and Youth Education

CDE Contact

Leanne Wheeler
State Homeless Liaison, California Department of Education
(916) 319-0383

The Challenge

Identifying and supporting homeless families. Homelessness is legally defined as:

  • Children and youth who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason
  • Children who may be living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, shelters, or awaiting foster care placement
  • Children and youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings
  • Children and youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings, or
  • Migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are children who are living in similar circumstances listed above

San Mateo County Core Service Agencies

Areas ServedAgency
  • El Granada
  • Half Moon Bay
  • Montara
  • Moss Beach
Coastside Hope
(650) 726-9071
  • Colma
  • Daly City
  • Broadmoor
Daly City Community Center
(650) 991-8007
  • East Palo Alto
  • Menlo Park
Emergency Services Partnership
(650) 330-7432
  • Atherton
  • North Fair Oaks
  • Portola Valley
  • Redwood City
  • Woodside
Fair Oaks Community Center
(650) 780-7500
  • Brisbane
  • San Bruno
  • South San Francisco
The YMCA Community Resource Center
(650) 276-4101 ext. 201
  • Pacifica
Tides/Pacific Resource Center
(650) 738-7470
  • Belmont
  • Burlingame
  • Foster City
  • Hillsborough
  • Millbrae
  • San Carlos
  • San Mateo
Samaritan House
(650) 347-3648
  • La Honda
  • Loma Mar
  • Pescadero
  • San Gregorio
Puente De La Costa Sur        
(650) 879-1691



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January 14, 2016

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