If you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless contact your local homeless liaison.
Every school district has one homeless liaison that is passionately committed to keeping children and youth in school.
Consider using this Template Letter to Liaison, which you can complete and email to your district’s homeless liaison.
Tips for working with your Homeless Liaison:
- Have either a personal phone number or a reliable, safe number of a friend or family member that you can be reached at.
- Know that your homeless liaison is very busy and has limited time BUT if you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless as defined by McKinney-Vento (LINK) you have a right to access this help. Your homeless liaison could be your greatest resource!
- Be informed of the school Homeless Liaisons’ duties and your rights; don’t be afraid to ask for help!
Find emergency/transitional housing and other resources:
Call 211. Many counties have housing resources that can only be accessed through 211’s database. Learn more about the 211 Washington Information Network’s resources in your area.