Families in Transition (FIT) serves as the District homeless/transitional program. Our program is part of the Student Support Programs department and is funded by a federal grant under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act, as well as Title I federal funds and generous donors from the community.
To identify, provide outreach, and connect homeless and transitional students and their families to the appropriate services needed to stabilize a student’s environment so they can grow personally and academically. We accomplish this by providing basic needs assistance, family support, academic accountability, clothing and toiletry assistance, transportation assistance, and many other services as appropriate.
A "homeless student" is one who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, ie. resides in shelter, motel and/or lives doubled-up with other family member or friends because they have been evicted or find themselves without a place of their own.
We seek to serve as a compassionate and understanding resource for those less fortunate and strive to help PUSD homeless and transitional students and families find their way to personal and academic success. The services we offer are on a temporary basis which means families receive services while they are in an emergency situation. For families living in motels and who live doubled-up may receive assistance but will have to be on a periodic basis. All families need to make an appointment in order to receive services.