Foster and Homeless Youth

Contact CUSD Foster and Homeless Youth Liaison for more information about educational supports and resources to address the unique needs of children and youth in the foster care or experiencing homelessness.

René Malamed, Ed.D
[email protected]

Services may include enrollment assistance, transportation, and school supplies.


Local Resources
What If

Laundromat Services

Free Showers

Free Community Meal

Free Clothes Closet


CA Department of Education Foster Rights

Foster Youth Know Your Rights PDF

Calaveras County Office of Education Foster Youth Services

Foster Youth Grant Money for College

When You Become 18


Families in Transition/Homeless & Unaccompanied Youth

Homeless children/Unaccompanied Youth* are guaranteed enrollment in CUSD schools if living:

  • In a shelter (family, domestic violence, or youth shelter or transitional living program)
  • In a motel, hotel or weekly rate housing
  • In a house or apartment with more than one family because of economic hardship (foreclosure/eviction)
  • In an abandoned building, in a car, at a campground, or on the streets
  • If you are a runaway or unaccompanied youth

Homeless Youth Know Your Rights PDF

Calaveras County Office of Education Homeless Youth Services

The Resource Connection

Human Trafficking Know the Signs

National Human Trafficking Hotline
1-888-373-7888 or Text: HELP to BeFree (233733)





Even though Calaveras Unified cannot solve the homeless crisis on our own, we play a crucial role in reaching students and families. Schools are trusted, safe places for youth, and we are a logical place to reach students who need help.