Homeless Students

A new study shows the number of homeless students in Spokane County has risen to almost 3,000, which is 33% higher than the state average.  Researchers at Eastern Washington University said Spokane has experienced a 60 percent growth in student homelessness in the last five years. Of the nearly 3,000 homeless children in Spokane County schools, 76% of them are doubling up with family and friends due to evictions and other financial issues.  When people think about homelessness, they think about people sleeping under bridges or holding signs, but homeless students are much less visible.   ("Study: Almost 3,000 students grades K-12 in Spokane County are homeless," by Raishad Hardnett, KREM.com, October 15, 2015 

What You Can Do
HEART (Homeless Education and Resource Team) is a program in place in various Spokane school districts, which is designed to address and support the educational needs of students who find themselves in temporary or transitional housing during the school year.

Homeless Education and Resource Team (HEART)

Spokane and Spokane Valley
(509) 228-4114

Central Valley, East Valley and West Valley School Districts
http://www.edlinesites.net/pages/Central_Valley_School_Dist_356/Learning___Teaching/Learning_Support_Programs/HEART

Spokane Public Schools

http://www.spokaneschools.org/Domain/436