Families in Transition 


McKinney-Vento Homelessness Program

If your family lives in any of the following situations:

  • In a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground
  • On the street
  • In an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations, or
  • Doubled up with friends or relatives because you cannot find or afford housing

then, your school-aged children have certain rights or protections under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act.

If you feel that you may be eligible under the McKinney Vento Act, please complete the Student Residency Questionnaire Form at your child’s school office or contact your local education liaison Claudia Martinez at 623-546-7215.


McKinney-Vento Program Description & State Coordinator


Paradise Schools Policy and Rights for Homeless Students




Community Resources

Unaccompanied Youth

24-Hour Shelter Availability Hotline: 1-800-799-7739