Parents – Students


Special Services/Federal Programs

Joe Edwards
Office: (573) 422-6179
Fax: (573) 422-3185
Section 725(2) of the McKinney-Vento Act defines “homeless children and youths” as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. The term includes -
  • Children and Youth in temporary housing situations may be eligible for services and have certain legal rights if they are:
  • Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason (sometimes referred to “doubled up”)
  • runaways
  • staying in a motel, hotel, substandard housing or camping ground due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations
  • living in an emergency or transitional shelter or a domestic violence shelter staying in substandard housing
  • living in a car, park, public place, abandoned building or bus / train station
  • awaiting foster care placement
  • living in a campground or an inadequate trailer home
  • abandoned in a hospital
  • living in a runaway or homeless youth shelter
  • children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings
  • migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are living in circumstances described above
If you or a student you know meets the above criteria or a variation of that criteria, please contact Joe Edwards using the contact information above.
  • Upon notification, Joe Edwards will examine each case on an individual and confidential basis to determine what services and/or resource may be available to help those individuals.
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