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Vista Oaks values the safety and well being of both students, parents and staff.In accordance with California Education Code Section 48980, parents/guardians and students need to be notified annually how to initiate access to available student mental health services on campus or in the community, or both.
The mental health of your student is very important, and Vista Oaks has identified a selection of resources that you may pursue to address the social-emotional needs of your student. Below are local resources that may be available to you and your student should the need arise. (A reminder that most private health care plans, for example, Kaiser, Blue Cross, Health Net  and Medi-Cal offer mental health care and/or cover mental health services as a covered benefit.)


Byron Mental Health Services

Phone: 925.676.KIDS (5437)
Walnut Creek | Phone: 800.833.2900 | Text: HOPE to 20121
Phone: 1.888.678.7277
Antioch | Crisis Services: 925.646.2800 | Mental Health Plan Access Line: 1.888.678.7277
Oakley | Phone: 925.776.8200
Concord | Phone: 877.881.1116


Lodi Mental Health Services


Stockton | Phone: 209.468.8230

Stockton | Phone: 209.468.3755
Stockton | Phone: 209.451.3977
Phone: 1.888.468.9370 | Phone: 209.468.9370


State and National Resources

Phone: 1.800.843.5200
Phone: 1.800.273.8255 | Text: TALK to 74171



The McKinney-Vento Act defines homelessness as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence often caused by economic hardships or other difficult life circumstances.  The definition includes school-age children who:

  1.  Are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; or are abandoned in hospitals;
  2. Have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as regular sleeping accommodations for human beings;
  3. Are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and/or
  4. Migratory children and unaccompanied youth (youth not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian) may be considered homeless if they meet the above definition of “homeless.” 

Homeless status is determined in cooperation with the parent or guardian. In the case of unaccompanied youth, status is determined by the Charter School Liaison.


Students who qualify under the Homeless Education Program have the following rights:

  • Immediate Enrollment
  • Rights to remain in school of origin/feeder school
  • Transportation Support
  • Free and Reduced Lunch
  • Homeless Liaison Support
  • Removal of Barriers to FAPE (Free Appropriate Public Education)
  • Participate in school programs and activities and receive the same school services that are offered to other children

Educational Rights | English.pdf

Financial Aid for Homeless Youth - English

Financial Aid for Homeless Youth - Spanish


Additional Resources

San Joaquin: San Joaquin County | Community Connections  | 2-1-1 San Joaquin

Contra Costa : Resources for Teens and Unaccompanied Youth | 2-1-1 Contra Costa Database

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Kendall Micco | Homeless Liaison