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KIDZ Connection Center

KIDZ Connection

KIDZ Connection provides a vital link between VISD, the community and the home through identifying students and their families who are living with another family for financial reasons, have been evicted, or are staying in a motel, shelter, car, on the streets or are moving from place to place.
 
Mission
The mission of the VISD KIDZ Connection is to help students who are in transitional living situations enroll, attend, and succeed in school Transitional living situations are defined in subtitle VII-B of the Mckinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. 

Staff

Yvonne Rossman Family and KIDZ Connection Coordinator/Foster Care Liaison
Yvonne Rossman
Family and KIDZ Connection Coordinator/Foster Care Liaison
361.788.9909
Wanda Pagel KIDZ Connection Liaison
Wanda Pagel
KIDZ Connection Liaison
361.788.9909
 
 Gayle Burden Intake Technician
Gayle Burden
Intake Technician
361.788.9909
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emilie "Veronica" Welvaert
Project Success Assistant 
361.788.2830
 
 Tiffany Martinez Project Success Assistant
Tiffany Martinez
Project Success Assistant
361.788.9909
 
 Lisa Cabrera Project Success Assistant
Lisa Cabrera
Project Success Assistant
361.788.2820

Projects

"Pack the Bus" School Supply Drive
KIDZ Conecction works with FaithFamilty Church to collect and distribute school supplies to homneless and needyt families. 
 
"Wrap a Child in Warmth"Coat and Blanket Drive
KIDZ Connection works with Coldwell Bankers, Ron Brown Real Estate, the Victoria Community and Triangle Cleaners
 
"Toys for Tots" Project
KIDZ Connection works with Faith Family Church and the United States Marines to collect and distribute toys to needy children 
 
Holiday Food Baskets
KIDZ connection makes referrals to community agencies or business for homeless or at risk families to receive food baskets during the holiday season. 
 
Homework Clubs 
Contact one of our Project Success Assistants for more information.