Homeless Youth Information: General

Homeless students are defined as individuals lacking a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, which include the following conditions:

  1. Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing or economic hardship.
  2. Living in motels, hotels, parks, or camping grounds due to a lack of alternative adequate accommodations.
  3. Living in emergency, transitional or domestic violence shelters.
  4. Abandoned in hospitals.
  5. Living in public or private places not designed for or ordinarily used as regular sleeping accommodations for human beings.
  6. Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, transportation stations, or similar settings.
  7. Living as migratory children in conditions described in previous examples.
  8. Living as run-away children and children who have been abandoned or forced out of homes by parents or caretakers.
  9. 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]


Nondiscrimination Policy and Statement The Dover Area School District is an equal opportunity institution.  It will not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in the treatment of individuals, or any aspect of its operations, including its employment practices, as required by Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504. The lack of English skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district's activities and programs. The district offers CTE programs in Business, STEM, Visual Communications, and Agriculture. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedure, contact Dr. Troy Wiesting, Title IX Coordinator, [email protected] or 717-292-8066. For information regarding Section 504, contact Mrs. Katherine Guyer, Director of Exceptional Children, [email protected], or 717-292-3671.