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McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and education stability for homeless children and youth. The term "homeless children and youth" means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason. Students who are homeless are not required to provide proof of residence before enrolling.
Benefits to Students
  • Coordinate services between students, families and community agencies
  • Provide transportation for eligible students to the school of origin
  • Provide school supplies
  • Provide tutorials as needed
  • Provide credit recovery opportunities to eligible secondary students
*Please contact Tiffany Carwell, Westwood ISD McKinney-Vento Liaison, if you need assistance or further information. 
Community Resources
Please click the following link and type in your zip code for a list of local community resources for several different needs.
Hope Station 
A Christian Homeless Transitional Ministry. Hope Station is a non-profit with the mission to change lives.
1919 South Magnolia St.
Palestine, TX 75802
Crisis Center of Cherokee and Anderson Counties
The Crisis Center's mission is to enrich and empower the lives of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.
313 West Debard
Palestine, TX 75801
Confidential Hotline 1-800-232-8519
East Texas Food Bank - Anderson County (Palestine Locations)
*Be sure to call ahead to verify hours of operation and days of distribution.
First Resource Center (Pantry & Produce)
801 N. Sycamore
Palestine Community Food Pantry (Pantry)
1434 Court Dr
St. Vincent de Paul - (Pantry)
503 N. Queen