Homeless Liaison/McKinney-Vento Services
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Educational Rights of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness
Students may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act if they live in any of the following situations:
- In a shelter
- In a motel or campground due to the lack of an alternative adequate accommodation
- In a car, park, abandoned building, or bus or train station
- Doubled up (sharing the housing of others, whether relatives or friends, due to loss of housing, economic hardship, domestic violence or similar reason.)
Students who are unaccompanied (living w/o a parent or guardian) and are living in circumstances described above
Migrant students who qualify as homeless because the students are living in circumstances described above
Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Have the Right To:
Go to school, no matter where they live or how long that they have lived there
Continue in the school that they last attended before becoming homeless
Receive transportation to the school they last attended
Enroll in school without giving a permanent address
Enroll in & attend classes while the school arranges for the transfer of immunization records or any other documents required for enrollment
Receive free meals at school
Clackamas Coordinating Housing Access Line: 503-655-8575
Please call Clackamas County intake line to see what programs you are eligible for. Call between 9am and 5pm Monday through Thursday and leave a message. Your call will be returned within 3 business days.
If you are experiencing domestic violence, please call Clackamas Women's Services 24 hr Crisis Line at (503) 654-2288 or Call to Safety (503)235-5333
- Call 211 Info- 2-1-1 or (503) 222-5555
- Call (503) 640-3263
- 211 Info- 2-1-1 or (503) 222-5555
The following are links to further information regarding housing: