Every student deserves every opportunity to succeed.

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act ensures educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness.

We are here to support every family.

Please reach out to Samantha Woodbeck if you have any questions or concerns.

Samantha Woodbeck, M. Ed.

Mobile Youth Coordinator & HST

c: 916-717-1818

e: samantha.woodbeck@cottonwoodk12.org

w: www.cottonwoodk12.org

a: 3921 Sandstone Drive, Suite 100, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762


Please see the resources listed below by county for food, housing, medical, and other services in your community.

El Dorado County Resources

El Dorado County landscape

El Dorado County Office of Education Resources

Coalition for the Homeles
H.E.L.P. Housing Emergency Lodging Program (1 night in a motel; available once every 18 months) 306-2352

Cash Aid recipients can use the Temporary Homeless Assistance- 16 consecutive days in a motel, $65 a night for a family of 4 or less with $15 additional dollars per family member of a family of 5 or more, once a year (a year from the previous time they used the Temporary Homeless Assistance). Guide a family back to their Cash Aid worker to access this assistance.

Affordable Housing Apartments

EDOK Continuum of Care

Hope House

Mother Teresa Maternity

New Morning Youth Shelter

Only Kindness, Inc.

The Center for Violence-Free Relationships- Safe House

Volunteers of America Veteran Services

Clothing Resources

GVCC Outreach

Alcohol and Drug Counseling

New Morning Alcohol and Drug Counseling

Education Resources

Indian Education Project

Native American Student Assistance

Transportation Resources

El Dorado Transit


Youth Groups


Placer County Resources

Roseville Fountains landscape

Placer County Office of Education Resources

Housing Assistance in Placer County

County of Placer Health and Human Services

Popular Services

Children’s Medical Services: Coordinate medical services for children with certain diseases, and medical and dental services for children and foster children of qualifying families.

Infectious Diseases: Everything from Tuberculosis, HIV, Flu, and more.

Nursing: Nurses offer professional health care service to the community through in-home visits for children and adults.

Pregnant and Parenting Teens: Case managers offer aid, advice and direction to pregnant and parenting teens and their children.

Immunizations: Immunization locations, flu prevention, travel health and more.

Vital Statistics: Birth registration, all burial permits, and medical marijuana cards.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): Eligibility, application, and information about the nutrition program for pregnant women, new mothers and young children.

Medical Clinics

The former Placer County medical clinics in Auburn and Kings Beach are now closed, and the county has selected Western Sierra Medical Clinic as the provider to accept Placer County patients. Learn more (PDF).

Public Health Laboratory

The former Public Health Laboratory in Auburn is now closed. View more information, including alternative locations for water and tick testing (PDF).

Sacramento County Resources

Sacramento Tower Bridge

Sacramento County Office of Education

Sacramento Kindness Campaign

Most Often Accessed Shelters and Services

2-1-1 Sacramento
Dial 211

Cottage Housing, Inc.
(916) 492-9065 ext. 11

Family Promise of Sacramento
(916) 443-3107

Francis House Center
(916) 443-2646

Lutheran Social Services
(916) 453-2900 x200

My Sister’s House
(916) 428-3271

Next Move
(916) 455-2160

Sacramento Crisis Nurseries
North Nursery (916) 679-3600
South Nursery (916) 394-2000

Sacramento Self-Help Housing
(916) 341-0593

Saint John’s Program for Real Change
(916) 453-1482

Volunteers of America
(916) 443-4688

WEAVE: Women Escaping A Violent Environment
(916) 920-2952

Wind Youth Services
Drop-In Center: (916) 561-4900
Youth Shelter: (800) 339-7177