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Family Advocacy & Support

Our school district is dedicated to providing full and equal opportunity for students and families who do not have a permanent home address.

Welcome Center

Support is available for you, if you and your family are:

  • Living with friends or family due to loss of housing or financial hardship
  • Living in a motel, vehicle, campground, or on the street due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations
  • Living in an emergency shelter or transitional housing
  • Living in housing without electricity, running water, or other basic needs
  • At risk of losing housing, or
  • A youth living in one of these situations without your parent or guardian

Family advocates are available to help all students and their families get connected with resources within the school and community.

Our program can help with:

  • Immediate enrollment in school, even if you are missing documents normally required for enrollment
  • Choice between the local school where you are living or the school last attended before becoming homeless, when feasible
  • Transportation to and from school and school events
  • School breakfast and lunch
  • School clothing
  • Support navigating community resources, including housing, healthcare, and employment
  • After school tutoring
  • School-sponsored sports
  • Counseling and therapeutic support services
  • After-school activities

If you feel that the school is not following the law, you can contact Sarah Devine at (541) 230-4735 for more information about your rights and the dispute resolution process.

Welcome Center

Opened in late 2017, the Wellness Center is a collaborative program with Casa Latinos Unidos de Benton County. The center is a resource for youth and families who are in need of help, or who might be homeless. The goal of this program is to provide a safe place where families, especially those navigating poverty, can access school district and local services. Supplemental food, hygiene items, and school supplies will also be available at the center. To learn more about Casa Latinos Unidos de Benton County please visit their webpage at http://casalatinosunidos.org/

Location

1435 SW 35th Street, Corvallis (Western View Center)
Phone: 541-766-4819

Community Partners and Donations

These programs are primarily dependent on community donations and support. We are grateful for continuing support from the following community organizations:

  • Altrusa
  • Assistance League of Corvallis
  • Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis
  • Caring Hands
  • Community Outreach, Inc. (COI)
  • Corvallis OddFellows
  • Corvallis Rotary
  • Corvallis Kiwanis Sunrisers
  • Jackson Street Youth Services
  • LOVE, Inc.

Donations (cash and supplies) are welcome and may be made through the Corvallis Public Schools Foundation.  To make a donation online, go to: https://cpsfoundation.org/contribute/donate/