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Federal Programs

Goals & Services

The Students & Families in Transition team work closely to help the schools understand and meet the McKinney-Veto Act guidelines in supporting homeless children and youth. SFIT’s main focus is on the educational needs of students identified as homeless/transitional or pending identification due to residing in a temporary or transitional housing situation. SFIT works closely with children/youth, parents/guardians, and schools to ensure the educational stability for students. SFIT collaborates with community agencies and connect parents/guardians to available resources.

Program Goals

  • Increase McKinney-Vento Acts awareness in the school and community
  • Ensure identification of homeless students in the district 
  • Improve attendance and academic achievement
  • Provide services to unaccompanied homeless youth
  • Serve as a liaison between school, parents, students and community agencies to meet the educational needs of children and youth

Program Services

  • Provide staff training and consultation on the McKinney-Vento Act and the identification of homeless students
  • Collaborate with school personnel
  • Provide school supplies, book bags and school uniforms
  • Coordinate school transportation for students to remain in their school of origin or neighborhood school
  • Provide family or unaccompanied homeless youth referrals to community agencies
  • Form partnerships with community agencies for identification and services for homeless students

Program Academic Support

  • Communicate with schools about students
  • Engage parents in student learning
  • Assist students in creating a path to graduation and post-secondary planning
  • Ensure unaccompanied homeless youths obtain the support necessary to graduate