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Parents are often referred to as a child's "first teacher" and play a critical role in encouraging their children to invest in their education. The resources below will help parents to support their children's education during periods of housing instability.

Educational Rights of Your Children
Housing and Support Services
Homelessness Students with Disabilities

Educational Rights of Your Children

image of nche parent brochure external webpage icon NCHE: Parent Resources
This web page from the National Center for Homeless Education provides specific resources for parents experiencing homelessness. Resources include Parent Brochures, Parent Pack Pocket Folders to store children's important school records, information to assist parents with special needs. Spanish resources are also provided.
external webpage iconNCHE: Educational Rights of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Housing and Support Services

external webpage icon NC 2-1-1 - is a referral helpline with local information.

external webpage icon Springwire - provides free voice mail and information services for people experiencing homelessness.

arrow The North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks - A partnership of food banks and food recovery organizations in North Carolina who also belong to Feeding America - the nation's largest hunger relief charity.

external webpage icon The Salvation Army - is an international charitable organization.

arrow The U.S. Department of Education: Parents - this site provides information for parents and guardians.

arrow The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - HUD administers federal aid to local housing agencies that manage housing for low-income residents at rents they can afford.

external webpage icon United Way: Find a Local United Way Organization - is a non-profit organization that works in a partnership of charitable organizations to group efforts for fund raising and support.

Homeless Students with Disabilities

arrow School Help for Homeless Children with Disabilities: Information for Parents - This NCHE brief provides information for parents about getting school help for their children who may have special needs.

arrow Exceptional Children's Assistance Center - link to the regional Parent Technical Asstance Center for NC.

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