Homeless Information

Susan Buck, School Counselor
[email protected]
(603) 887-3621

Lynda Thistle Elliott,
[email protected],
(603) 271-3840 or (603) 271-6579.

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, reauthorized in January 2002, ensures educational protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness.

The term "homeless children and youth" means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence:

  • Children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loses of housing, economic hardships, or a similar reason.
  • Children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
  • Children and youths that are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations or similar settings.

For more information please visit the following websites:

New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

NCHE (National Center for Homeless Education)

NCHE HelpLine: 1-800-308-2145