HOMELESS CHILDREN & UNACCOMPANIED YOUTH
The McKinney-Vento Act (Section 725) identifies homeless children and youth as those who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. Key provisions in identifying homeless children and youth include, but are not limited to:
- Doubled-up with other persons due to loss of housing, hardship or similar reason
- Living in motels, outdoor/public spaces, substandard housing or similar settings
- Living in shelters (emergency or transitional) or transitional housing programs
- Migratory children who are living in any of the above circumstances
Families can search findhelp.org to find local programs and organizations that offer free or reduced-cost services in the Dripping Springs area. For more information, please contact Director of Special Services Rhonda Whitman at 512.858.3053.