Homeless Education

Contact Information

State Coordinator for Homeless Education
Kenya Haynes
(307) 777-3672
kenya.haynes@wyo.gov

The Federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act states that children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence are considered homeless. Wyoming’s Education for Homeless Children and Youth program works to minimize educational disruptions that may be experienced by young people in temporary housing situations.

If, due to a loss of housing or economic hardship, a child must live in a shelter, hotel or motel, vehicle, campground, on the street, in abandoned buildings, in substandard housing (for example housing without heat, running water or kitchen facilities) or sharing the housing of others, then s/he is eligible to receive services provided under the McKinney-Vento Act (also referred to as Title X, Part C).

Every Wyoming school district is required to have a trained, local homeless education liaison to assist families with enrolling and fully participating in school.

Resources

Homeless Contacts