Families in Transition

Lisa Larson
Lisa Larson
Families in Transition, Coordinator


Office: 218-336-8700 ext. 1034

Cell: 218-216-5515 (call & text)

Your Donation Can Make a Positive Impact and Help Youth In Need



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
  • 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