McKinney-Vento Homeless Program

Youth Advocacy & Services

Disabilities & Special Needs


Exemption from Graduation Requirements

Foster Youth

Human Trafficking


Matrix for Race/Ethnicity

McKinney Vento - Homeless Program

Mental Health

Military Families

Sexual Health

Student Records

Teen Parents

Title IX Gender Equity

WEE and Work Permits
Youth Advocacy & Services

What is McKinney-Vento?

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act authorizes the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program and is the primary piece of federal legislation related to the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. It was reauthorized in December 2015 by Title IX, Part A, of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

San Diego County Office of Education 

 McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Online Toolkit

California Department of Education 

Resources for Homeless Children and Youth

VUSD District Homeless Contacts

District Homeless Liaison

Student Support Services, Coordinator and LEA Liaison: Joan Faus
(760) 726-2170 ext. 92180
1234 Arcadia Avenue Vista, CA 92084

District Homeless Support: Student Support Services, Staff Secretary Tania Hernandez

(760) 726-2170 ext. 92186
1234 Arcadia Avenue Vista, CA 92084

School-Level Representatives

County Homeless Liaison


San Diego County Office of Education, Coordinator Susie Terry 


(619) 683-9340 ext.33030
6401 Linda Vista Rd San Diego, CA 92111

State Homeless Liaison


California Department of Education, State Coordinator Leanne Wheeler 


(866) 856-8214
1430 N Street, Suite 6408 Sacramento, CA 95814