McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

Homeless Students & Families

The enrollment process in Brazosport ISD includes a Student Residency Questionnaire (SRQ) as part of our comprehensive efforts to identify students and families currently experiencing homelessness. If your current address is a temporary living arrangement and it is due to loss of housing or economic hardship, you may meet the definition of experiencing homelessness. If, due to a lack of housing, you must live in a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground, on the street, in abandoned buildings or trailers, or doubled-up with relatives or friends, then according to the McKinney-Vento Act, you are considered homeless. The educational rights homeless students have under the McKinney-Vento Act include the right to:

  • go to school,
  • enroll in school without giving a permanent address,
  • continue attending the school they were enrolled in before the homelessness occurred when feasible; and
  • enroll in the Texas public school district of their choice with the campus designation being determined by the school district.

Brazosport ISD may be able to offer additional assistance to students and families who are experiencing homelessness, such as:

  • guidance counseling,
  • health services,
  • tutoring,
  • instructional services to accelerate learning,
  • before/after school programs,
  • school supplies
  • clothing,
  • social services
  • transportation

If you are in need of assistance, please contact Tonya Heard in the Brazosport ISD Student Services Dept. at (979)730-7000 ext 10131.

Quick Links:

Tonya Heard
District Homeless Liaison
979-730-7000 x10131

Shelters for Homeless Students & Families

The Family Crisis Center
3315 FM 523
Oyster Creek, TX 77541

The Salvation Army
1618 N. Avenue J
Freeport, TX 77541

Brazoria County Women's Shelter
24-Hour Crisis Hotlines:
1-800-243-5788 and 281-585-0902
For interpreters call:

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