Homeless Family Resources

Resources for families experiencing homelessness in Metro Schools

We’re committed to helping every Metro Schools family be successful regardless of where they live at the moment.

Because students experiencing homelessness may face many obstacles to an appropriate education, such as lack of transportation and resources, frequent school changes, loss of school records, and emotional stress, special assistance is provided by the district to support these students.

Metro Schools offers several services to our families in transitional housing, such as:

  • Assistance with school enrollment process and paperwork 
  • Help with school issues, questions or concerns 
  • Housing and community resource information 
  • Obtaining birth certificates, immunization records and school records
  • Parent education sessions and workshops 
  • Referrals for dental, medical and mental health services 
  • School supplies Standard school attire 
  • Special distribution events (food boxes, hygiene products, holiday toys, etc.) 
  • Transportation to school and school related events/activities 
  • Tutoring services

A family may qualify for our program if they lack a fixed, regular or adequate night-time residence.
If you live in a shelter, or transitional housing program, couch surf with friends or family because you do not have a house of your own, live in a motel or campground because you cannot find or afford housing or live in a car, abandoned building or a place not normally fit designed for sleeping, we are here to help. 

Contact Us

Homeless Liaison:
Catherine Knowles