Students and Families Experiencing Homelessness


Homeless Children & Youth provides services and coordinates with the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, which addresses the problems that homeless children and youth face in enrolling, attending and succeeding in school.

To locate services in your immediate area based on zip code, please see Resources and Supports below.

If you have any questions or need further assistance from LACOE's County Homeless Liaison, contact Dr. Jennifer Kottke with the Homeless Program at (562) 922-6247 or email us at

If you are seeking Homeless Liaison support of LACOE Schools, please contact Mr. Gilbert Gaytan,

Know Your Rights

Your child(ren) may have the right to: 

  • Immediate enrollment in the school they last attended (school of origin) or the local school where you are currently staying, even if you do not have all the required documents at the time of enrollment. 
  • Continue to attend their school of origin, if requested by you and it is in the best interest. 
  • Receive transportation to and from their school of origin, the same special programs and services, if needed, as provided to all other children, including free meals and Title I. 
  • Receive the full protections and services provided under all federal and state laws relating to homeless children, youth and their families.
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National Center for Homeless EducationNational Center for Homeless Education
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Los Angeles Homeless Services AuthorityLos Angeles Homeless Services Authority
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