Homeless Students

The term "homeless children and youth" means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and includes:
  • Children and youth who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement.
  • Children and youth 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 youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
  • Migratory children who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described above.

Families in Transition Program

Contact Phone Email
Gary Pickens, Assistant Superintendent
847-543-7833 Email Gary Pickens
James Menzer, Homeless Liaisons
847-924-7075 Email James Menzer
Matt Tabar
847-838-9778 Email Matt Tabar
Homeless Education Posters
To request posters for your district/schools, email Gary Pickens. Please indicate the number of posters and the address where you would like them sent.