Homeless Services

The School Board of St. Lucie and their partners can assist parents and their families who do not have a fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence.

Children who do not have a fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence often move, causing them to frequently change schools and fall behind academically. These children usually live in overcrowded conditions. There is often a lack of basic resources such as appropriate clothing, food, transportation and money for basic school supplies. School is one of the few stable and secure places in a homeless child’s life.

A student is considered to be homeless if, due to a lack of housing, they must reside in a shelter, motel, vehicle or campground, on the street, in abandoned buildings or doubled-up with relatives or friends due to economic hardship or eviction. A student can also become homeless due to a house fire or other natural disaster resulting in a temporary or permanent loss of their home.

If you think you may qualify for assistance, please complete the Residency Questionnaire and return to Cynthia Poole in Student Assignment. 

If you have questions, or your housing situation changes, please contact:

Cynthia Poole
772-429-3930
email

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