Families & Youth in Transition Program

Teri Gee, MS, PPS, DPS
FYIT Head Counselor
Morenike O'Neal  
FYIT Program Administrator
Special Populations and Programs
20 Cook Street SF CA 94118
Phone: (415) 750-4500 ext. 1408
Fax: (415) 750-8653

Welcome to the  Families & Youth in Transition Program

The Families & Youth in Transition Program was created by the McKinney-Vento Act to eliminate barriers to enrollment, attendance and success in school for transition (homeless) students.

Definition of Homelessness
Any child or youth without a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence is considered homeless under the law.  This includes students who are:

  • Living  with a friend, relative or someone else because they have lost their home or their family is having temporary financial problems, which is called “doubled-up/tripled up”
  • Staying in a motel, hotel, trailer park, or campground because they have nowhere else to go
  • Living in a shelter, including emergency or transitional shelters, domestic violence shelters, and runaway and homeless youth shelters
  • Staying in substandard housing
  • Living in places not ordinarily used for sleeping, including cars, parks, public places, abandoned buildings, or bus or train stations
  • Awaiting foster care placement
  • Abandoned in a hospital


McKinney-Vento Act gives transition students the right to:

  • Remain in the same school even if they move
  • Enroll in a new school without typically required records such as proof of residency, immunizations, school records, or other documents
  • Receive transportation to school
  • Obtain site-based services at school
  • Challenge decisions made by the schools and districts, if they do not agree with their recommendations

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