Homeless Education Program
Dr. Karen Barber
The mission of this program is to
ensure homeless students the greatest level
of academic success possible,
in accordance with the McKinney Vento Act.
School Supplies Contact: Shanna Schneider Family Intervention Specialist Phone: 850-983-5591 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stewart B. McKinney
Homeless Education Assistance Act
Title X - Protects the rights of homeless children and youth to receive a free and appropriate public education
Fundamental Rights of Education for Homeless Students
A free, appropriate public education
An education in a mainstream school environment
Prompt resolution of disputes regarding educational placement
No isolation or stigmatizing due to homelessness
Provide same services offered to other students
Participation in federal, state and local food programs (if criteria are met)
To continue education in the school or origin or school most accessible, whichever is in the best interest of the child;
Consider parental requests in determining school assignments
WHO ARE THE HOMELESS IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY
They are the families and individuals who consider their nighttime residence to be:
- A family lives in a campsite, emergency or transitional shelter.
- A family temporarily lives with more than one family in a house, mobile home, or apartment (because the family doesn't have a place of their own).
- A family lives in a car, park, public space, abandoned building, substandard housing, bus, or train station.
- A family lives in a motel or hotel due to lack of alternate accommodations.
- A child/youth in a home is waiting for foster care placement.
- A family lives in a location not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodations (e.g., abandoned building, storage facility, etc.)
- A child/youth in a home is an unaccompanied youth (youth not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian).
Learn More About Homeless Children and Youth: Online Training and Training Resources
EscaRosa OBJECTIVES of the Santa Rosa Homeless Coalition, Inc.
To promote community efforts to reduce homelessness in Santa Rosa County.
To establish an alliance of organizations, agencies, businesses and individuals interested in assuring the availability of shelter, health care and related social services and facilities for the homeless.
To coordinate the provision of shelter services, health care and related social services including life skills training and education whenever feasible, and facilities for the homeless.
To collect and disseminate information and statistics with respect to shelter, health care and related social services and facilities for the homeless.
To advocate for and serve as a vehicle for the collection and disbursement of funds received to accomplish the identified objectives.
To conduct regularly scheduled meetings of the corporation.
To offer all services without regard to race, religion, gender, cultural or national origin.
WHO IS THE SANTA ROSA HOMELESS COALITION?MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
Annual Membership Meeting
Network of Advocates & Providers
Assessment and Referral
Training in Homeless Issues
Non-profit Organizations PLEASE JOIN US...
Memberships are the lifeblood of the EscaRosa Coalition on the Homeless. Together we can help end homelessness.
Organization (if any)
Phone (w)__________ (h)_____________
Areas of interest (mark all that apply):
____Advocacy ____Speakers Bureau
____Education ____Grant writing
Amount of donation enclosed
Back to Top of Page
Santa Rosa County Homeless Resources
Homeless Providers Listing Cold Weather Shelter:
Ferris Hill Baptist Church - 623-3500
6848 Chaffin St. Milton 32570
Community Christ Church
2111 Presidio Street, Navarre.
6796 Alice St.
M-F 8:00 - 5:00 (Homeless families only)
Milton Housing Authority:
5668 Byrom Street, Milton, FL 32570-5807
(850) 623-0482 () (850) 626-9305 (fax)
Hours of Operation: 7:00-5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday
United Way First Call For Help:
Milton - 983-7200
Gulf Breeze/Navarre - 1-888-750-9600
Escambia - 850-595-5905
*Overnight Shelter: (identification will be required at shelters)
Waterfront Rescue Mission:
Agency has shelters for men and women with children. Call for information.
Salvation Army: (Pensacola)
Shelters are available for men and women. Call Pensacola office for information.
Emerald Coast Ministries:
Shelter for men only.
Favor House of North West Florida:
(Pensacola office) 434-1177
Shelter for victims of domestic violence located in Pensacola.
(Milton office) 626-5600 Call for information and counseling appointments.
Loaves and Fishes Homeless Shelter:
Shelter for families with children. Marriage license required for couples.
Shelter is often full by noon. Call for additional information.
Family Resource Program of Santa Rosa:
Information and referral services for families with children. Agency staff may assist with local overnight accommodations in motel if other shelter arrangements cannot be made. Office hours on Monday and Thursday only, at other times, leave message and call will be returned. (Agency organized to prevent child abuse and neglect.)
Family Promise, an Interfaith Hospitality Network for Homeless Families
Escambia Coalition of the Homeless
First Call for Help for Northwest Florida http://unitedwaysrc.org/firstcallforhelp.html
National Coalition for the Homeless:
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
December 10, 2012