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 reasons
- 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 the above circumstances
How Yelm Supports its Homeless Youth
- Our school’s counselors complete the McKinney Vento Intake Process to best support our homeless youth. School counselors help navigate situations and provide the needed support for students.
- Our district frequently reviews and revises policies to break down barriers students and families may face.
- With community and district support, resources such as food, hygiene kits, shoes, clothing, and other necessities are provided for students.
- Transportation services are provided when needed.
Who do I contact for more information?
Contact your school counselor or the district homeless liaison at 360.458.6124 if you have or are a student who is currently homeless. Please complete the Housing Questionnaire (English) (Spanish) and submit to your school.