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Homeless and Foster Youth Liaison and Community Resources

Loomis Union School District is a member of the Placer County Homeless Network.  The Network serves to coordinate resources and services for students who are identified as homeless.  By definition, homeless children are individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.  This may include students who are residing in temporary shelters or transitional housing, hotels or motels, or are in a shared housing situation.
 
The following documents below are available to assist families experiencing homelessness:
 
  • Placer County Resources, provided by the Placer County Network of Care
  • McKinney Vento Student Needs Survey
In addition, Loomis Union School District collaborates with Placer County Office of Education and the Placer County Children's Systems of Care to assist students in finding appropriate Foster Homes, when needed.  At this time, there is an urgent need for committed families and adults in our community to step forward to provide temporary and permanent homes for children and youth of all ages.
 
Often, due to a shortage of local Placer foster home options, youth live out of their communities, taking them out of their schools and away from valuable resources and supports.  In many cases, school interruption causes the youth to fall behind during their critical high school years.
 
The Placer Kids collaborative is reaching out to families who may have a desire or interest in becoming foster parents to children.  If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Foster Parent, the following information may be helpful to you.
 
Monthly Meetings:  Every 3rd Thursday of the Month
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Auburn Placer Kids Office, 287 Nevada Street, Auburn, CA  95603
 
For more information, please contact Placer Kids at (530) 887-9982 (Alisa) or (530) 886-5565 (Jennifer) or placerkids@sierraff.org.
 
The following attached documents may also be helpful to you regarding Placer County Foster Youth:
 
  • School Stability Project - Make a Difference!
  • Placer Kids - Building Families for Life
For additional information regarding resources and services for homeless students, please contact the LUSD Homeless and Foster Youth Liaison.

For more information on the Placer County Network of Care, visit their website:  http://www.placer.networkofcare.org/mh
 
LUSD Homeless and Foster Youth Liaison
Jean Crouse, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services
(916) 652-1811, ext. 110 or jcrouse@loomis-usd.k12.ca.us
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