Washoe Country School District
Child & Family Services
Children In Transition Program
The Washoe County School District provides homeless children the opportunity to achieve the same high quality academic standards by eliminating barriers to their education. Homeless Liaisons with the Children in Transition program work closely with an advocate at every school in the district to identify over 2400 children yearly. Children living in motels, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, Kids Cottage, doubled up, or an unaccompanied youth can receive assistance to remove barriers to school enrollment including: transportation to school of origin, nutrition and health services, and summer school. The CIT program collaborates with our community through generous donations to provide the children with backpacks, school supplies, personal care items, shoes, clothing, and food. Even enrichment activities, such as field trips, sports, and musical instruments can be requested through the Children in Transition program to help normalize the academic life of the homeless child.
CIT Process Map for providing needed resources so that children in transition can succeed in school