Bellingham Public Schools

Homeless Support Program


Department Owner: 

The Homeless Support Program serves homeless students enrolled in Bellingham Public Schools.  Services are provided through existing programs and strategies that integrate homeless individuals with non-homeless individuals.  This program is designed to reduce isolation, maximize stability and maintain consistency for this population of children and youth.  The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is a federal law that guarantees all children and youth the right to an equal education regardless of their living situation.  Protection under the McKinney-Vento Act extends to those who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.

Homeless Support Program Coordinators:

Roxana Parise 
Homeless Support Specialist
360.676.6523
roxana.parise@bellinghamschools.org

Patty Hoff 
Homeless Support Specialist
360.676.6524
patricia.hoff@bellinghamschools.org

Information for Parents/Guardians/Youth

State Homeless Resources

National Homeless Resources