Family & Student Support Services
The UCISD Family & Student Counselors provide support and services for students and their families, creating a true connection between home life, school life, and community life. The FSSC’s are Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselor-Associates, or Social Workers, licensed by their respective state boards. They offer brief, short-term counseling on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, as determined by exhibited need, during non-academic time.
The Family & Student Counselors are knowledgeable regarding available community resources and can connect families with organizations that may benefit those with specific needs. The FSSC also provides families with information from the district, community agencies, city and state institutions, and any other organizations that might benefit those with specific needs. Family & Student Counselors help students and families reach maximum educational benefits and assist those who are experiencing emotional challenges.
The McKinney-Vento Program (MVP ) assists children and youth in transition lacking a fixed, adequate, or regular housing situation. If a student and his or her family are currently residing in a shelter, motel, vehicle, campground, street, abandoned building, or doubled-up with family or friends due to hardship, he or she may qualify for program assistance.
Please click the link below for more information on the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program.
Enedelia Quintanilla, M.Ed, LPC
Family Support Counselor