Current State of Homeless Students Increasing in Lake Washington School District


According to the Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction, homeless students in Eastside school districts in 2011-2012 are increasing.

To date, 209 students are identified as homeless in the region and 10 percent higher than last year. An Eastside nonprofit organization dedicated to helping homeless kids is Friends of Youth.

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Programs that seek to meet the basic shelter needs of the community by providing temporary shelter for people who are in emergency situations, home improvement programs, housing location assistance and a variety of housing alternatives.

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Programs that provide supportive services which help people obtain and remain in suitable housing. Housing Search and Information; Housing Search Assistance; Relocation Assistance; Roommate Matching Assistance

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    Programs that focus on the development and implementation of public assistance programs. Social Assistance; Social Protection; Social Service; Supplementary Benefits; TANF; Temporary Assistance to Needy Families; Welfare Policy & Reform; Welfare Reform; Welfare to Work Programs; Workfare




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