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Community Meetings   
 
Homeless Provider Forum 
First Thursday of every month
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Covenant Presbyterian Church
St. Andrew's Hall
1855 Orange-Olive Road
Orange, CA 92865 
 
Homeless Education Subcommittee 
First Tuesday of every month
8:15 a.m.-9:20 a.m. (prior to the Motel Collaboration Meeting)
Anaheim Community Center
250 Center Street
Anaheim, CA 92805
Weingart Room
 
Motel Collaboration Meeting 
First Tuesday of every month
9:30-11:00 a.m.  (after the Motel Collaboration Meeting)
Anaheim Community Center
250 Center Street
Anaheim, CA 92805
Weingart Room 
 
 
Orange County School District's Homeless Children and Youth Data
  

Definition of Homeless

The federal government's legal definition of homelessness based on the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is anyone who...

  • Is lacking a regular, fixed and adequate nighttime residence (sub standard housing)

  • Is sharing housing due to economic struggles (double-up)

  • Is living in a shelter, hotel or motel 

  • Is living in a public place not designed for sleeping (cars, parks)

  • Is an unaccompanied youth, a child or youth awaiting foster care placement

  • Is a child or youth abandoned in a hospital

  • Is a migrant child who qualifies under any of the above

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act requires districts to ensure homeless students have access to education and other services they need to meet the same high academic achievement standards as all students. All local school districts must designate a Homeless Liaison.  

 


   

Homeless Outreach Promoting Educational Success -- (HOPES) Collaborative

The HOPES Collaborative is a partnership between the Orange County Department of Education and

  • Orange County Homeless Prevention Coordinator

  • Orange County school districts

  • Community-based organizations

  • Faith-based community

  • Law enforcement

  • Shelter and housing service providers

The Hopes Collaborative works to remove enrollment barriers, increase school attendance, and ultimately improve the academic success of homeless children and youth under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act.