Homeless Youth Information: General
Homeless students are defined as individuals lacking a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, which include the following conditions:
- Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing or economic hardship.
- Living in motels, hotels, parks, or camping grounds due to a lack of alternative adequate accommodations.
- Living in emergency, transitional or domestic violence shelters.
- Abandoned in hospitals.
- Living in public or private places not designed for or ordinarily used as regular sleeping accommodations for human beings.
- Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, transportation stations, or similar settings.
- Living as migratory children in conditions described in previous examples.
- Living as run-away children and children who have been abandoned or forced out of homes by parents or caretakers.
- Living as school-age unwed mothers in houses for unwed mothers if they have no other living accommodations.
If you feel your student fits this criterion, please contact the district's homeless liaison:
Marsha Hake @ 717-292-3671 ext. 80113 or [email protected]