• WHO ARE “UNACCOMPANIED YOUTH”? Unaccompanied youth are youth who are not in the physical custody of a parent or court-appointed guardian, including: Young people who have run away from home, young people who have been forced to leave their homes, and young people whose parents have left the area and left the student here. Unaccompanied youth are eligible for a FASFA letter to assist in applying for college (contact us at homelesseducation@dallasisd.org).Homeless Youth Handbook\Information 

    When Legal Guardians Are Not Present: Enrolling Students on Their OwnUnaccompanied Refugee Students

    Additional Resources: Youth Expriencing Homelessness: How to Protect Yourself & Others From COVID-19

    Texting Food Service | Text ‘Food’ to 877-877 to find sites near you that are serving free emergency meals to kids and teens 18 years old and under during the pandemic and throughout the summertime.Text ‘Comida’ to 877-877 to find sites in Spanish |How it works: Users text ‘FOOD’ or ‘Comida’ to 877-877 and receive a text back prompting them to enter a street address, city, and state and/or zip code for their desired location. The service then provides information about nearby meal sites or information about how to access other food resources if no sites are operating in the vicinity.

    Finding Meals for Kids When Schools are Closed

    Year Up |Gives you hands-on training, real-world corporate access, a six-month internship, and unparalleled support. Seize OpportunityWe encourage you to fill out our Interest Form (click on the link seize opportunity) to get started.

    FASFA & Homeless Youth | Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Youth Homelessness. 

    FAFSA Tips   |   Common FAFSA ErrorsFee Waivers-ACT  |   Fee Waivers-SAT

    Young Adult Services | Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas offers young adult opportunities that support, motivate, and prepare for continuing educational achievements, successful transition into adulthood, and long-term success in employment.

    Safe Place| TXT 4 HELP |TXT 4 HELP is a nationwide, 24-hour text-for-support service for teens in crisis.

    Being A Homeless Youth

    Youth Experiencing Homelessness: Rights & Eligibility 

    IMPORTANT NOTE: It's OK to ask for HELP | Our team is ready to advocate and to provide you with an extra layer of support as needed. Call Us at our Main Line: 972-749-5750 | Email Us: homelesseducation@dallasisd.org  We also invite you to send us your questions, concerns, suggestions, and or compliments to the Let's Talk App. This is a 24 hour, 7 days a week tool. 

    If you or someone you know is experiencing a homeless crisis, please call 1-888-411-6802 (Homeless Crisis Hot Line)

    In the event of an emergency, please call 911 or contact our district office at (972) 925-3700.