Information for Homeless Students

  • If your family is in a temporary or inadequate living situation due to a loss of housing, your child might be eligible for certain educational rights and services.


    A student is considered “homeless” if he or she is presently:

    • Living in a shelter
    • Living in a motel, hotel, or campground due to a lack of adequate housing
    • Sharing housing with relatives or others due to a lack of housing
    • Living at a train or bus station, a park, or in a car
    • Living in an abandoned building
    • A youth not living with a parent or guardian
    • A child of a migrant worker
    • In other situations that are not fixed, regular, or adequate for nighttime residence

    The Harrison School District also recognizes Unaccompanied Homeless Youth — students not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian and also meeting a homeless criteria.


    If you think that your family qualifies as homeless or you are a youth that may qualify as an unaccompanied youth, please contact the homeless liaison, Rebecca Williams.


    This program can assist your child with:

    • School clothes
    • School supplies
    • Fee waivers
    • Credit recovery
    • Food bags
    • Financial assistance
    • Referral assistance for; housing, medical and dental care, and much more!
    • Financial aid assistance for UY

    Additional Resources

    The National Center for Homeless Education website has a lot of good information, including a website for parents who want to help their child in school.


    Click here to visit the NCHE website

  • Need Help?

    For questions about resources available to families and students, contact the Harrison School District's homeless liaison:


    Rebecca Williams
    870-741-7600, ext. 7012