Information for Homeless Students

Homeless Liaison for The Hawbridge School: Emily Martin,
State Coordinator’s name and phone number:  Lisa Phillips, (336) 315-7491
More information on the State’s Homeless Education Program:

Who is considered homeless?
Under the McKinney-Vento Act, the term “homeless children and youths” means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and includes children and youths:

  • who are sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;
  • are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations;
  • are living in emergency or transitional shelters;
  • or are abandoned in hospitals;
  • who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
  • who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings;
  • and who are migratory children who live in one of the above circumstances.