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Homeless Student Information

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Since 1989, HEAT has served children from birth to twenty-one years of age with their educational, social, and family needs. It is jointly funded by Alternative Education Services, Title I Services, and a McKinney-Vento grant.

Use the links to the right to discover the services available through HEAT and other items related to homeless children and families.
 

 Mission Statement

"The mission of the HEAT Team is to assist with the educational, social, and family needs of homeless children and youth by coordinating communication and services among schools, communities and families."

Under the federal McKinney-Vento Act reauthorized in 2002, a family is considered in transition (or homeless) if they and/or their children:
  • Lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence
  • Share the housing of others due to financial hardship
  • Live in motels, hotels, trailer parks, camping grounds, substandard housing due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters
  • Abandoned in hospitals
  • Awaiting foster care placement effective until December 2016
  • 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
The definition does not include any person imprisoned, detained, or in the custody of the state.
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