How can we help?

If you or your family are in a temporary or inadequate living situation due to a loss of housing, we can help!

If you are living in any of the following situations:

  • Shared housing with other friends or families
  • Runaway/homeless youth, and students who are not living with a parent or legally court-appointed guardian
  • Temporary or transitional housing
  • Emergency and domestic violence shelters
  • Motels or hotels
  • Campgrounds or inadequate trailer homes
  • Substandard housing (homes without heat, water, or working appliances)
  • Cars, abandoned buildings, parks, the streets or other public spaces

We may be able to help you or your child:

  • Enroll in school
  • Remain in your school if you move to another area
  • With transportation to and from school
  • Receive free or reduced cost school meals
  • Social referrals
  • Other services

Whom should you contact for more information about services available?

What are your rights under the law?

You or your McKinney-Vento eligible children have the right to:

  • Receive a free, appropriate public education
  • Enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment
  • Enroll in school and attend classes while the school gathers needed documents
  • Enroll in the local school; or continue attending the school of origin (the school they attended when permanently housed or the school in which they were last enrolled), if that is your preference. *If the school district believes that the school you select is not in the best interest of your children, then the district must provide you with a written explanation of its position and inform you of your right to appeal its decision
  • Receive transportation to and from the school of origin, if you request this
  • Receive educational services comparable to those provided to other students, according to your children's needs. Children with special education needs between the ages of 3 and 21 are eligible to receive special needs services. If you believe your child may be eligible, contact your school or the district Special Education office.