Homeless Children

  • The District has resources to help families and students who find themselves in a situation where they may be homeless.  Please contact Lisa Blochwitz, Student Services Director at 920-623-5950. 

    Definition of Homeless Children and Youth

    The term 'homeless children and youth' means school-aged individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence due to economic hardship. It includes children and youth who:

    • Are temporarily sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason.
    • Are living in motels, hotels, or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations.
    • Are living in emergency and transitional shelters.
    • Are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement.
    • Have a nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designated for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for humans.
    • Are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings.
    • Are runaway children or children who are abandoned.
    • Children awaiting foster care placement

     

    The Columbus School District would like the opportunity to provide you with additional resources for your assistance.
    If your housing status has changed, please complete the following form:

    Housing Status Changes - Cambios en el estado de la vivienda 

     

    Additional Resources:
    McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act