Information from the Counselor

The Texas Homeless Education Office

Supporting the success of homeless children and youth. Research and data, including surveys of homeless and formerly homeless youths, indicate that experiencing homelessness can have significant negative impacts on children academically, socially, and emotionally. The Education for Homeless Children and Youths (EHCY) program, authorized under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento Act), is designed to address the needs of homeless children and youths.

Foster Care & Student Success

Foster Care & Student Success, housed in Texas Education Agency’s Division of Federal and State Education Policy maintains resources and information to advance the education of student's impacted by foster care. The resources and materials provide guidance related to the unique circumstances surrounding students who are in the foster care system and attend Texas public schools. In Texas, nearly 16,000 school-age students are in foster care at any given time.

More resources for foster care & student success

Information for parenting skills and outside counseling call Becky Valenzuela at 806-300-2290.
She is with Catholic Services and all of her services are free. She can help with Medicaid and WIC red tape.
WIC information can be found at http://dshs.texas.gov/wichd/ .

Students that are parents can contact Angel Lopez with StarCare for financial assistance with diapers, formula and other baby items. Her cell is 806-577-7818 or office 806-740-1455.

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