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Information for Homeless Students

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

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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
rwilliams@hps.k12.ar.us