Schoolhouse Washington improves housing stability and advances educational success for students experiencing homelessness.
Resources for schools and housing and service providers in Washington State that are working to support students and families experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 crisis.
We interviewed staff from 23 schools and 31 districts across Washington, and analyzed our data to identify practices that schools with better outcomes use to support students experiencing homelessness.
Interviews and Data Reveal Lack of Support for Students and Families of Color Experiencing Homelessness
How can schools be more supportive? “Number one on my list is just more understanding,” replied one family of color.
In Washington, the rate of student homelessness is highest in rural areas. With limited resources, supporting students and families in rural communities can be especially challenging. McKinney-Vento liaisons across the state are finding help through peer learning.