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:
Housing Florida Affordable Housing Locator
Emergency Financial Housing Assistance Program
Grace Way Village/Hope’s Closet 4 Children
Hopescloset@gracewayvillage.org or local phone 772-925-3074 ext 2
Treasure Coast Homeless Services Council, Inc.
Nutrition Program Information
Guidance for Homeless Children in the School Nutrition Programs