Families in Transition

Katie Danielson
Families in Transition Advocate
Ph: 218-336-8700 x3345
Main Office:
Historic Old Central High School
215 North First Avenue East
Duluth, MN  55802
 
 

Who is a Homeless Student?
Under McKinney-Vento legislation, homeless children and youth that lack a fixed regular and adequate nighttime residence and can include any of the following:

  • In a shelter (family, individual, domestic violence, youth or temporary housing
  • In transitional housing
  • In a motel or hotel
  • Doubled up with others because of lack of housing or economic hardship
  • Temporary foster care or awaiting foster care
  • On the street, in a car, a park, an abandoned building or other plae not designed for human habitation

Support Services
The Duluth Public Schools Families in Transition Program can assist families, schools and the community to:

  • Enroll homeless students in a stable education program
  • Make transporation arrangements that promote stability including school of origin if feasible
  • Gather school records from other locations
  • Distribute school supplies and make referrals to agencies that meet basic needs
  • Increase awareness and support in the community regarding conditions of homelessness
  • Be an advocate within the school system as well as in the community helping assure homeless students are respected and addressed