• Families in Transition - Homeless

     
     
     homeless
     
     

    Children and youth who lack a fixed, regular and adequate living situation are considered homeless under federal law.  
    If you feel that this is true for you and your family, please contact our district McKinney-Vento Homeless Liaison.  

     

    Jamie Westbrook

    Phone:  817-270-1231
    Fax:  817-444-2824

     

     

    Services:

    • Identify students who lack fixed, regular and adequate housing. 
    • Refer students and their families to the appropriate community resources for their needs. 
    • Encourage school attendance. 
    • Help with school enrollment and nutrition services.
    • Assist with transportation to school of origin. 
    • Encourage college and training programs after high school.
    • Emergency assistance with school supplies and clothing. 

    • Help obtaining student birth certificates and immunizations. 
     

    Local Agencies:

     
        Information
    • Catholic Charities - Homeless Outreach (SOS) - 249 West Thornhill Dr. - Toll-Free 1(877) 414-8345
    • Fort Worth Housing solutions - 1201 E. 13th Street - Admissions (817) 336-2419
    • MHMR 24 Hours Crisis Hotline - (817)  335-3022
    • Tarrant County Human Services - (817) 531-5620
    • United Way's First Call - dial 211
        Emergency Shelter/Housing
    • National Safe Place
    • ACH Youth and Family Services - 3712 Wichita Street. - (817) 335-4673/335-4041
    • Presbyterian Night Shelter - 2400 Cypress - (817) 336-1781
    • Safe Haven - Victims and their Children - 24 hr. Domestic Violence Hotline - (817)535-6464/548-0583
    • Samaritan House (Transitional Housing for those with Special Needs) - 929 Hemphill - (817) 332-6410* Case Management - counseling - medical support
    • Union Gospel Mission - 1321 E. Lancaster - Families (817) 332-6908 
     
       Meals
    • Broadway Baptist Church - 305 W. Broadway - (817) 336-5761
    • Salvation Army -1855 E. Lancaster - (817) 344-1800
    • Tarrant Area Food Bank - 2525 Cullen St. - (817) 857-7100 - tafb.org
    • Texas Health & Human Services - 7540 John T. White Road - (817) 460-6491
     Medical Assistance
    •  Medicaid Transportation - 1(855) 687-3255 
      Health
     
    • JPS Health Clinic - 401 Stribling, Azle - (817) 702-1100
    • Parker County Medical Assistance Program - 1 (817) 458-3358
    • Tarrant County Health Department - Lake Worth - 3800 Adam Grubb Road - (817) 238-4441
    • Tarrant County Public Health Department - (817) 321-4700
      Employment Assistance
     
    • Goodwill Industries - (817) 332-7886
    • Tarrant County CCMS - (817) 831-0374
    • Texas Workforce Commission - (817) 531-5670
    • Women's Center - 1723 Hemphill Drive - (817) 548-1663
        Legal Assistance
    • Legal Aid of N.W. Texas - 600 E. Weatherford - (817) 336-3943
        Pre-School Care 
    • Azle Child Care Associates - 1325 S. E. Parkway, Azle - (817) 237-9922
        Counseling 
    • Safe Harbor Counseling Center, Inc. - 196 East Main, Azle - (817) 444-1514 
     

    Resources:

     
    •  Region 10 Education Service Center MV Homeless Statewide Initiative   
                 Website:  http://www.region10.org/mckinney-vento-homeless/ 
    •  The Texas Homeless Education Office 
                The Texas Homeless Education Office (THEO) is committed to ensuring that all Texas children in homeless
                 situations have the opportunity to enroll in, attend, and succeed in school. 
               
                THEO can be reached toll-free at:  1-800-446-3142
     
               Website:  http://www.utdanacenter.org/theo/index.php
    • Texas Homeless Network

      Texas Homeless Network (THN) is a non-profit membership-based organization helping Texas communities
      prevent and end homelessness.  
      Website:  http://www.thn.org/

    • The National Center for Homeless Education

      The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) is the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance and information center in the area of homeless education.

      Website:  http://center.serve.org/nche/index.php
    •  Division of Federal and State Education Policy
      (512) 463-9414

       tea.texas.gov