Homeless Support (McKinney-Vento)
What is it?
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Act provides services to students who are experiencing homelessness. The purpose of McKinney-Vento is to provide homeless students school stability, school access, and support for academic success.
Who is it for?
Students eligible for McKinney-Vento services lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This includes students who are:
- sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason
- students who are living in hotels, motels, trailer parks or campgrounds due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations
- living in emergency or transitional shelters
- abandoned in hospitals
- awaiting foster care placement
- living in a public or private place not designed for humans to live
- living in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, bus or train stations, etc.
- migratory children living in above circumstances
Who do I contact for more information?
Contact your building principal, school counselor, or the district homeless liaison at 360.458.6124 if you have or are a student who is currently homeless.