The Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program, authorized as Title X under the No Child Left Behind Act, ensures that homeless students are provided a free, appropriate public education despite lack of fixed place of residence or a supervising parent or guardian. An advocate is available to access resources and to ensure the student's education is not impacted in a major way.

Assistance for qualifying households may include:
-Assistance with academic fees
-Feasible transportation to school of origin (school attended when student qualified for Title X)
-Free meals at school
-School clothes and supplies
-Referrals to health and dental care
-Referrals to rental and housing assistance
255 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR 97310
Eligibility: Students who are at risk of becoming homeless or who are currently homeless. The definition of homelessness includes students that:
-Lack a regular, fixed, and adequate nighttime residence (substandard housing)
-Are sharing housing due to economic struggles (doubled-up)
-Are living in a shelter, hotel, or motel
-Are living in a public place not designed for sleeping (cars, parks)
-Are unaccompanied (not living with a parent or guardian)
-Are awaiting foster care placement
-Were abandoned in a hospital
Hours: Varies by agency
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (503) 947-5600 Main phone
Email Address: ode.frontdesk@ode.state.or.us
FEES: None
INTAKE PROCEDURE: Visit website and click on the "McKinney-Vento District Liaison Contact List" form to locate the liaison assigned to a child's school.
DOCUMENTS: None required at intake
AREA SERVED: State of Oregon
  • Homeless School Transition Programs
  • School Supplies * Homeless Youth
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