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Family Advocacy Services (FAS)

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Bill Wilson Center’s Family Advocacy Services (FAS) is a school-based homeless prevention and intervention service. FAS was developed to address the needs of extremely low-income families who are homeless or on the verge of becoming homeless. The goal of the program is to support the family and connect them to community resources so the children can remain in school, giving them the best chance of academic success.

Services Include:

  • Linkage to emergency financial resources (rental assistance/utilities bill assistance)
  • Short-term, intensive case management to youth and their families (Spanish/English)
  • Educational resources to address academic challenges
  • Budgeting and financial management assistance
  • Legal needs assistance
  • Parent education workshops

Currently serving students and families from the San Jose Unified, Santa Clara Unified and Mt. View/Los Altos school districts and Oak Grove and Calero high schools.

FAS also provides training services to school staff and administrators to help increase knowledge of the special needs of homeless students, and how to refer families to the Family Advocacy Services Team.

For more information about program services and referrals, please contact Ginger Guerra at 408-365-4496 or or