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, lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence may live in the following:
• 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;
• Unaccompanied Youth: Who is not living with a parent or guardian and are 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 Erin Fischer, School Counselor at Desert Sage Elementary at (208) 350-4020, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are currently experiencing homelessness as defined in the description above.