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Students In Transition

Healthy Start - students in transition (SIT)


Pajaro Valley Unified School District through the Healthy Start Program has five school based Resource Centers where Students in Transition and their families received a variety of support services. Once referred or identified, students, and often their parents or caregivers, may be directed to local agencies working cooperatively with Healthy Start. 

Students in Transition are children, youth and families that find themselves homeless. Healthy Start performs atlength interviews to identify families who lack adequate housing, i.e. share the housing of others due to financial hardship (doubled, tripled-up in a home), living in a car, shelter, hotel or motel.

Healthy Start Program Services;

School enrollment (Pre-Kinder—12th)

Health insurance enrollment

CalFresh enrollment

Assistance with completing forms

Free breakfast & lunch at school


In-depth case-management

Information & Referrals to medical, dental, counseling, housing, educational programs and food.


Healthy Start Referral Form

Students in Transition (Brochure of Services): English / Spanish

All students are referred and encourage to participate in the After School Program. 

County Office of Education Offices


Santa Cruz County Office of Education               Phone: 831-466-5710 

Monterey County Office of Education                 Phone: 831-755-0300