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Community and Family Connections

SUBMIT A REFERRAL

If you know of a student experiencing housing instability please use our online form below to refer them to the CFC program or call the Intake Line at 303.982.1144.

REFERRAL form 

 

Community & Family Connections Directory

2023-2024 Community and Family Connections Articulation Areas

 

INTAKE LINE

303-982-1144

 

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Doria Barajas - Coordinator

303-982-4581

[email protected]

   

Oscar Fonseca – Bilingual Liaison

303-982-0830

[email protected]

Covering Jefferson and Golden Articulation Areas

   

Jeremy Bennett – Liaison

303-982-8184

[email protected]

Covering Chatfield, Columbine, Conifer, Dakota Ridge, Evergreen and Green Mountain Articulation Areas

   

Laura Monreal Herrera – Liaison

303-982-0831

[email protected]

Covering Brady Exploration,

NEXT - Arvada and Littleton

   

TBD - Liaison

303-982-

Covering Arvada West, Pomona, Ralston Valley and Standley Lake Articulation Areas.  Charter schools and Jeffco Virtual Academy.

   Martha Yvette Martínez – Bilingual Liaison

303-982-3215

[email protected]

Covering Lakewood and Wheat Ridge Articulation Areas and Miller Special Education

Daneet Montes – Bilingual Liaison

303-982-9455

[email protected]

 

Covering Alameda and Bear Creek Articulation Areas

Dalina Gonzalez 

Dalina Gonzalez – Bilingual Liaison

303-982-3198

[email protected]

Covering Arvada Articulation Area, Option and Special Schools

 

Indicators of Homeless and Unaccompanied Youth

  • Sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason

  • Living in motels, hotels

  • Living in RVs, inadequate trailer parks, or camping grounds due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations

  • Living in emergency shelters or transitional housing programs

  • Abandoned in hospitals

  • Living in a public or private place not designed for humans to live

  • Living in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, bus or train stations, etc.

  • Living in any of these situations and fleeing an abusive situation, even if the parent would provide support and a place to live

  • Migratory children living in the aforementioned circumstances

  • Unaccompanied youth not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian

  • Classroom Indicators of Homelessness (pdf)

Accommodations and supports for homeless and unaccompanied Youth

  • Immediate enrollment without proof of residency, immunizations, school records, or other documents
  • Transportation to the school of origin
  • Enrollment in free lunch program and other school resources
  • Identify and remove barriers that prevent youth from receiving appropriate credit for full or partial coursework satisfactorily completed while attending a prior school, including barriers due to fees, fines, or absences
  • Assistance from counselors to advise such youths, prepare for, and improve readiness for college
  • Privacy protections under FERPA about a McKinney-Vento student's living situation
  • Providing school stability. School stability applies when students lose housing during the year or during the summer. Research demonstrates that keeping the student in the school of origin is in the student's best interest.

    School of origin is the school attended when permanently housed or school in which last enrolled. Once determined as in a homeless situation, the student shall be permitted to:
    • Continue in the school of origin for the duration of homelessness, and until the end of the academic year in which the student becomes permanently housed; or
    • Enroll in any public school that is within the attendance area where the student is residing.

Community and Family Connections Resources

Below are links to resources and information to assist students and families with homelessness and at-risk issues

Jeffco Community Resources 23-24

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