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HIDOE Education for Homeless Children and Youth



If you know of a family who is experiencing housing instability or without a regular place to stay at night, their school-age children may qualify for certain rights and protections under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act*.


Complex area liaisons for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth ensures, families living in unstable housing conditions, are provided services and supports to removing barriers so children can fully participate in school.


McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

If their housing is unstable, their schooling doesn’t have to be

They can ENROLL in school

If they live in any of the following situations:

  • In a shelter
  • On the beach, park or campground
  • In a motel or hotel
  • In a car, abandoned building or no the street
  • Living temporarily with others due to loss of housing or economic hardship
  • Inadequate living accommodations (collapsed house, lack of water or electricity)
  • Unaccompanied youth experiencing any of the circumstances above


They also have the right to:

  • Enroll immediately and attend classes
  • Get help with documents required for enrollment
  • Attend the same school or transfer to new home school
  • Receive school meals
  • Participate in school activities and programs
  • The support of a Community Liaison


They may be eligible for services, including:

  • Transportation to and from school
  • School supplies & uniforms
  • Academic support and tutoring
  • Referrals for housing, health care and food
  • Referrals for other services
Public Service Announcements
Raising Awareness and Reaching Families and Youth Experiencing Homelessness:

Have a question or need assistance, contact us:


Donna Manibog


Makaha Elementary

Waianae Intermediate

Waianae High



Jeanna Hurt


Leihoku Elementary

Maili Elementary

Waianae Elementary



Rona Dela Cruz

(808) 294-2011

Nanaikapono Elementary

Nanakuli Elementary

Nanakuli High & Intermediate