• McKinney-Vento Program

    Azle ISD strives to provide a successful educational experience for all students experiencing instability in their housing situation by collaborating with parents, school personnel, and community resources to remove barriers and provide academic opportunities.

    The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act was originally authorized in 1987 and reauthorized in 2015 by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to provide services to children or youth who lack fixed, regular, or adequate nighttime residence.


    Due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason, are you or is your family living temporarily:
    • in the home of other persons
    • in a hotel/motel
    • in a trailer park, or camping ground due to the lack of alternative accommodations
    • in an emergeny or transitional shelter (homeless, domestic violence, run-away)
    • in a car, park, public space, abandoned buliding, substandard housing (which could include no water or electricity, or living in an RV/travel trailer), bus or train station, or similar setting or other place not designated, or ordinarily used as regular housing

      Services available:

    • Assistance with immediate school enrollement
    • Enrollment in AISD nutrition program for free breakfast and lunch
    • Assistance with transportation to school of origin 
    • Referrals to appropriate community resources
    • Assistance with school supplies and clothing/shoes. 
    • Help obtaining student birth certificates and immunizations. 

    Children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, or 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:  817-444-7412
    Fax:  817-444-2824


    Local Resources:

    • Aunt Bertha-search engine helps to find social services in your area 
    • United Way's First Call-dial 211 
    • Community Caring Center 817-270-2962, 404 Commerce Street, Azle
    • Cindy Bishop Ministries
      • Beauty for Ashes, 817-709-1197
      • The Refuge Men's Shelter, 817-444-7777
    • Eagle Mountain Pregnancy Center-817-237-1819, 10328 Jacksboro Hwy, FW 76135
    • Future Hope & Healing Center-817-929-1866, 817-556-1762
    Emergency Shelters:
    • Presbyterian Night Shelter, Fort Worth, 817-632-7400
    • Union Gospel Mission, Fort Worth, Men-817-332-3019, Women & families-817-339-2553
    • Salvation Army, Fort Worth, 817-344-1800
    • ACH Child and Family Services, (817) 335-HOPE (4673)
      • The Bridge-Emergency Youth Shelter for homeless or runaway youth, ages 10-17
      • LIFE Project-housing program for homeless young adults, ages 18-21
      • Families Together for single-parent families
    • Arlington Life Shelter, 817-548-9885
    • New Haven Family Center Shelter, Mineral Wells,  940-325-7655        
    Homeless Education Information: 

    Additional websites-

    • National Association for Education of Homeless Children & Youth (NAEHCY)
    • National Center of Homeless Education (NCHE)