Homeless Support and Family Resources
The Homeless Support and Family Resources were designed to provide assistance to homeless students and families in compliance with the McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
What is McKinney–Vento?
McKinney–Vento is a federal law that offers rights and protection to families in difficult or transitional living situations.
Common living situations that fall under the law are:
ISM provides a variety of resources on campus including:
Please see the school liaison for more information regarding any and all available resources.
How do I get the help I need for my child and family?
To access services and benefits you can start by filling out the Student Housing Questionnaire.
Once that information is filled out please contact the Family Liaison directly for immediate assistance.
ISM has a McKinney-Vento liaison whose role is to ensure both you and your child’s rights are being met, and to offer any help you may need outside of education, including assisting with food, clothing, school supplies, transportation. If you have any questions, need additional support with either school or outside resources, or believe you have been incorrectly identified as McKinney-Vento status, please reach out to your district McKinney-Vento liaison:
Community Resources for the Family
Multi Service Agencies:
United Way - You can call 2-1-1, Bill assistance, Rental assistance, Community resources
Catholic Charities Diocese of Monterey - Food, Tattoo removal, Imigration & Citizenship
Child Abuse Hotline - 831-755-4661 (business hours) or 9-1-1 Ask for the on-call social worker (after business hours)
Monterey County Child Support Services - Child Support
Food & Formula:
Emergency Food Assistance - Food
Food Bank of Monterey County -Distribution Schedule - Food
CalFresh (Food Stamps) - Food
Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC- Pregnant women and children up to 5 years old) - Food and formula
All-In Monterey - Food, hygiene items, household goods, gently used/new clothing, and shoes
CalWorks - Cash Aid
Monterey County Clinic at Marina - Health Care
Seaside Family Health Center - Health Care
Montage Mobile Health Clinic - Health Care
Department of Health Care Services- 24/7 nurse -877-409-9052
Planned Parenthood- MarMonte - Women’s Health Care
America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses - Eye Care
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration - Substance Abuse
Housing & Shelter:
Community Homeless Solutions - Shelter
Community Human Services - Shelter, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
Housing Resource Center of Monterey County - Housing resources
Domestic Violence Shelter - Shelter
American Bar Association - Legal Help
Monterey Salinas Transit - Bus Transportation
Employment Development Department - Unemployment Benefits