McKinney-Vento Education Program for Families Living in Transition

  • The term homeless children and youth means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. It also includes school-age children who have a nighttime residence that is: a shelter, motel or hotel, transitional housing, trailer park, campground, makeshift arrangements in someone's home or a place not designed for human accommodations.
    Upon enrollment and each year thereafter, we ask families to complete a new Residency Survey in order to stay active in the Families in Transition program.  Parents need to complete only one Survey for their entire family.  Forms should be emailed to the Homeless Liaison for your school, returned to San Juan Central, Room 14 or faxed to (916) 979-8977.


Homeless Liaisons

  • School and Staff Assignments: 2016-17 (Click Here)


    Sandra Butorac

    Program Manager, Student Support Services

    (916) 971-7017


    Melanie Barbeau

    School Community Worker (West Region)
    Encina High School
    1400 Bell Street, Rm A9B
    Sacramento, CA 95825
    San Juan Central
    3700 Garfield Avenue
    Carmichael, CA 95608
    Tel: 916-979-8879

    Fax: 916-979-8977


    Ardi Ferris

    School Community Worker (East Region)
    San Juan High School
    7551 Greenback Lane, Rm C-1
    Citrus Heights, CA 95610
    San Juan Central
    3700 Garfield Avenue
    Carmichael, CA 95608
    Tel: 916-979-8878
    Fax: 916-979-8977 
    Stephen Young
    School Community Worker (Central Region)
    San Juan Central
    3700 Garfield Avenue
    Carmichael, CA 95608
    Tel: 916-979-8874
    Fax: 916-979-8977


    Heather Smith

    School Community Intevention Assistant

    San Juan Central
    3700 Garfield Avenue
    Carmichael, CA 95608
    Tel: 916-979-8794
    Fax: 916-979-8977


    Edith Gonzalez

    Community Liaison
    San Juan Central
    3700 Garfield Avenue
    Carmichael, CA 95608
    Tel: 916-979-8877
    Fax: 916-979-8977
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  • EnglishSan Juan Central Food Bank

    San Juan Central Admissions and Family Services runs a Food Bank for those in need in our community.  The hours of operation are every Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  If you are unavailable at these times, please call 916-979-8794 to schedule an appointment.

    CalFresh Application Assistance

    CalFresh provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help buy nutritious foods for a better diet.  
    Call to make an appointment at 916-979-8877. 

    San Juan Central Regional Transit Outlet

    Discount student monthly stickers are available at San Juan Central - 3700 Garfield Ave., Carmichael - Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. -  6:00 p.m.  Bus passes can be purchased from the 25th to the 8th each month for SJUSD families that qualify. 
    Parent/guardian/student must complete and sign the San Juan Central RT Outlet Discount Eligibility form to determine eligibility for discounted passes.  Questions?  Contact (916) 726-5826.

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    San Juan Central Immunization

    Immunization is available for SJUSD students who do not have health insurance. The cost is $10 per child per visit.
    More information is available here:


  • Additional Resources

    · A Community for Peace - (916) 728-7210
    · Call 2-1-1 Sacramento - Dial 211 or (916) 498-1000
    · Next Move - (916) 455-2160
    · Sacramento Self-Help Housing - (916) 341-0593
    · Renters Help Line - (916) 389-7877
    · St. John’s Shelter Program for Women and Children - (916) 453-1482
    · Terra Nova Counseling - (916) 239-6387
    · Travelers Aid - Emergency Assistance Agency - (916) 399-9646
    · Volunteers of America - (916) 442-3691
    · WEAVE (Women Escaping a Violent Environment) - (916) 920-2952
    · White House Counseling Center - (916) 971-7640
    · WIND Youth Services - (916) 561-4900

Last Modified on June 6, 2018