Homelessness

  • 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.

    For more information on services and resources that the West Ada School District can offer please visit https://www.westada.org/Page/79655

    If your family is experiencing homeless as defined above, please contact one of the school counselors for support.