Balancing Everything

Educational Rights

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Handling School Stress

High School


Trade/Vocational Schools

Time Management

GED Process & Adult Education


Independent Living Programs

Resources for Foster Youth

Guardian Scholars Program

On-campus programs committed to providing support and services to former foster youth to assist in meeting the student’s academic and personal needs.

CA State Universities

University of California Guardian Scholar

Emergency Housing

Sacramento State University Student Emergency Housing

Sacramento State University Emergency Housing offers temporary emergency housing for CSU students facing homelessness. You MUST be a registered Sacramento State University student in good academic standing and with no criminal background. You can call Student Affairs and ask for the case manager. Laundry and showers are provided. Food assistance is provided as well if you are not receiving cash resources such as Cal Fresh, SSI, etc.

(916) 278-6060

Sacramento Unified School District – Homeless Services Program

The Homeless Services program supports the enrollment, attendance and achievement of homeless students to ensure they receive equal access to educational opportunities. Specific services include assistance in the following areas: school enrollment and attendance support services, records retrieval, school and hygiene supplies, health/immunization referrals, shelter/housing and community referrals, and education support services under McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act: Education for Homeless Children and Youths.

(916) 643-7400

Parker Family Resource Center & Homeless Services

Monica McRho, Homeless Program Coordinator

If you choose to stay at your “school of origin” (also known as your “home school”), you have the right to get free transportation to and from school. This will usually be in the form of bus tokens.

(916) 277-6892