Homeless Services

  • Who is Homeless?

    The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act defines “homeless children and youth” as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. 

    Anyone who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence or lives in one of the following situations:
    • In emergency or transitional shelters;
    • In motels, hotels, campgrounds, abandoned in hospitals, or awaiting foster care;
    • In cars, parks, public places, bus or train stations, or abandoned buildings;
    • Doubled up with relatives or friends; 
    • An Unaccompanied Youth: Who is not living with a parent or guardian and is living in a homeless situation; 
    • Migratory children living in these conditions.

    Click here for more information on services and resources that the West Ada School District can offer, or contact the School Counselor at Paramount Elementary, (208) 350-4120, or minogue.laura@westada.org, if you are currently experiencing homelessness as defined in the description above.