Homeless and Foster Youth

The Cottonwood School’s homeless/foster youth liaison is designated to work with families that may be in a housing transition or experiencing personal difficulties that affect access to education. The goal is to make sure your child has full access to all educational services. The resources below can help families in difficult situations.

Please feel free to email mvhy@cottonwood.k12.org with any questions.

Sacramento County Office of Education Site

Most Often Accessed Shelters and Services

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

El Dorado County Resources

El Dorado County Office of Education Resources

Placer County Office of Education Resources

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).

Food and Utility Assistance Flyers

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