• McKinney-Vento Homeless Education

    CARE Program


    Serving our District's homeless students, unaccompanied youth, and their families by ensuring school stability and providing support services for academic success.

    Federal law mandates the elimination of educational barriers facing homeless children and youth to increase school stability and participation.  

    Students are considered homeless or in transition if they lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act reauthorized by Title IX, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

    Children and youth experiencing homelessness have the right to:

    • Immediate enrollment, even without records normally required for enrollment
    • Transportation to and from the student's school of origin
    • Academic access and success. This includes free meals and all other academic supports.  

    Unaccompanied youth (youth not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian) must be enrolled in school immediately, even if they do not have a parent or guardian present. 


  • Fill out the HOPE Program Survey below to connect with supportive staff and learn more! ¡Hablamos español!


Staff Contacts and Facilities

Name Title Phone Ext. Email
Katrina Gomez, DSW District Homeless Liason (909) 628-1201 8918 katrina_gomez@chino.k12.ca.us
Josselyn Andronic, MSW McKinney-Vento Grant Program Manager (909) 628-1201 8955 josselyn_andronic@chino.k12.ca.us
Koreena Cucalon Grant Program Support Specialist (909) 628-1201 8967 koreena_cucalon@chino.k12.ca.us
  • Support services for McKinney-Vento students and their families are provided by the District HOPE Program. Questions? Please contact CVUSD McKinney-Vento CARE staff, or visit the HOPE Family Resource Center:

     Chino Valley Adult School campus

     12970 Third Street - Room H, Chino, CA 91710 

    (909) 628-1202 ext. 8960

    Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.