Student and Family Resources

When the living gets tough, staying in school doesn’t have to be.

McKinney Vento Program serves students and families who do not have a fixed, regular, adequate living situation.

If you know of students or families who are:

  • Staying with relatives or friends because they lost their own housing – In inadequate conditions (lost utilities, overcrowded living conditions, doubling up due to financial reasons, living in a garage, basement or other space not designed for sleeping –Youth living on their own without a legal guardian or parent –Living in an RV, car, tent or on the street – In a shelter or transitional housing – in a motel – couch surfing from place to place, students maybe McKinney Vento Eligible.

McKinney students and their families may be eligible to receive the
following supplies: backpacks, school supplies, hygiene supplies
referrals for clothing, food, coats, shoes. Information about
shelters, housing and energy assistance, academic support, FAFSA
letter for seniors, cap and gown, transportation to and from school
of origin, free lunch, laundry assistance.

Joanne Trzcinski
McKinney Vento Liaison



Displaced / Homeless / Families in Transition (McKinney-Vento)

Clothing Closet

There are two Clothing Closets maintained by the Family Services/Wellness Program. One is located at the Elementary School, and the other is housed in the High School. Both offer a wide variety of items ranging from tops and bottoms to shoes/socks and undergarments. Most clothing is gently used but some is new. We also have a wide range of hygiene products available (shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, toothbrushes, etc.).

In addition to our local donations, every fall we receive a large number of new winter coats and hoodies from ENTEK of Lebanon. This is a great addition to our Clothing Closets and definitely helps to keep our children warm during the cold winter months. We also receive grants from the OEA (Oregon Education Association) Foundation which enable us to purchase clothing or other items when the Clothing Closet does not have what is needed.

The Clothing Closets are open during school hours, and everyone is eligible to use them.

Back to School Bonanza

Food Pantry

Pack Snack Program

Sharing Hands and community members are working with Central Linn school staff to provide a free supply of snacks to students who may need an additional food resource over the weekends.


Students who are experiencing homelessness must be provided with transportation to and from their school of origin. The term school of origin means the school that a child or youth attended when permanently housed or the school in which the child or youth was last enrolled.

If you believe your child/children are eligible for transportation assistance, please contact Joanne Trzcinski at 541-369-2811.