Homeless Families/Foster Care Services

Services for Homeless Students/Foster Care

A homeless student is one who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. This includes students who are staying in transitional or emergency shelters, campgrounds, motels, sharing housing with other families due to a loss of housing or an inability to afford housing, abandoned in a hospital, staying in a substandard housing or living in places not ordinarily used for sleeping and students who have run away or have been thrown out of their homes. A homeless student may stay in the same school all year, if feasible, even is he/she moves or may enroll in the school serving his/her temporary address.

Homeless students are automatically eligible to participate in the school meals program, instructional services through Title I, and other district services intended to support academic success such as tutoring and transportation to the school of best interest. Please contact the school principal or Director of Family and Student Services (816) 349-3311 for further information.


Main Program Office
Central Office
8701 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri, 64131
(816) 339-3300 Schedule: Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM


Homeless and Foster Care Point of Contact
Stacy King - Director of Family and Student Services

sking@center.k12.mo.us

816-349-3311

More information may be obtained from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website. https://dese.mo.gov/quality-schools/federal-programs/homeless-children-youth