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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, Foster Youth 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 receive the following services; school enrollment (Pre-Kinder—12th), health insurance enrollment,
CalFresh enrollment, assistance with completing forms, free breakfast & lunch at school, transportation and
in-depth case-management. Information & Referrals to medical, dental, counseling, housing, educational programs and food.

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 Referral Form

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

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

Santa Cruz County Office of Education, Student Support Services


  Phone: 831-466-5702

  Fax:      831-466-5719