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


    Additional Resources:
    McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act