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Information for Homeless Students

If your family is in a temporary or inadequate living situation due to a loss of housing, your child might be eligible for certain educational rights and services.

A student is considered “homeless” if he or she is presently:

  • Living in a shelter
  • Living in a motel, hotel, or campground due to a lack of adequate housing
  • Sharing housing with relatives or others due to a lack of housing
  • Living at a train or bus station, a park, or in a car
  • Living in an abandoned building
  • A youth not living with a parent or guardian
  • A child of a migrant worker
  • In other situations that are not fixed, regular, or adequate for nighttime residence

The Harrison School District also recognizes Unaccompanied Homeless Youth — students not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian and also meeting a homeless criteria.

If you think that your family qualifies as homeless or you are a youth that may qualify as an unaccompanied youth, please contact the homeless liaison, Rebecca Williams.

  This program can assist your child with:

  • School clothes
  • School supplies
  • Fee waivers
  • Credit recovery
  • Food bags
  • Financial assistance
  • Referral assistance for; housing, medical and dental care, and much more!
  • Financial aid assistance for UY

Additional Resources

The National Center for Homeless Education website has a lot of good information, including a website for parents who want to help their child in school.

Click here to visit the NCHE website

Need Help?

For questions about resources available to families and students, contact the Harrison School District's homeless liaison:

Rebecca Williams

870-741-7600, ext. 7012