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ASSIST (Aid & Support for Students in Sudden Transition) Program  
                                                        
                

                                                      Every Child Has the Right to an Education

YOU MAY BE HOMELESS if you are:   
  • sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;
  • living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations;
  • living in emergency or transitional shelters;
  • abandoned in hospitals;
  • awaiting foster care placement;
  • having a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
  • living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings;
  • (Migrant) migratory children who qualify as homeless because the children are living in circumstances described above;
  • an "unaccompanied youth", a youth who is not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian.
If you are homeless, you may qualify for services under the McKinney-Vento Act (see paragraph 2 (a) and (b) under the "Homeless Education Procedures & Guidelines".  Complete the Identifier below and fax to (904) 547-7595.




If you are homeless, you have a right to:
  • Go to school, no matter where you live or how long you have lived there.
  • Continue in the school they last attended before you became homeless or the school they last attended, if that is your choice and it is feasible.
  • Receive transportation to the school they last attended before your family became homeless or the school they last attended, if you as a guardian requests such transportation.
  • Participate in school programs with children who are not homeless.
  • Enroll in school without giving a permanent address.
  • Enroll and attend classes while the school arranges for the transfer of school and immunization records or any other documents required for enrollment.
  • Enroll and attend classes in the school where you are seeking enrollment even while the school and you seek to resolve a dispute over enrolling your child.
  • Receive the same special programs and services, if needed, as provided to all other children served in these programs
  • Free Lunch and Breakfast program

UPLIFT w/ASSIST Dinner/Silent Auction
8/23/2013






JCP Summer Backpack Program


60 MINUTES VIDEO ON FAMILIES EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS:
  

60 MINUTES VIDEO ON FAMILIES EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS: UPDATE 3/6/11
 

HOMELESS TEENAGE POPULATION GROWS IN ST. JOHNS COUNTY


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COMING SOON!!
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May 6-11, 2014
TPC Sawgrass
Ponte Vedra, FL


"THE PLAYERS" CHAMPIONSHIP
MAY 6-11, 2014 - TPC SAWGRASS - PONTE VEDRA BCH., FL.
Your donation will help Homeless students in St. Johns County schools.
$25 of each $45 Good-Any-One-Day ticket will be donated back to us! Free admittance for kids under 18.
The last day to purchase at a discount is April 25th.
To purchase online - visit chipinforyouth.com.  Use code ASSIST
Call Joann @ 904.547.7642 to purchase your tickets in hand.



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DONATE NOW!

What Can I do?
BECOME AN ANNUAL MEMBER:
$1500-Gold,  $750-Silver  $375-Bronze
Donations will help:
Sponsor students for summer camp enrichment  and afterschool programs
Support for College Tours
Purchase of Laptops for students entering college

BECOME A MENTOR (contact Raymond Randolph at 904-540-1450), SPECIFY THE ASSIST PROGRAM

BECOME AN EMPLOYER (contact Joann Johnson at 904-547-7642)



Financial contributions to SJCSD ASSIST (Aid & Support for Students in Sudden Transition) program may be mailed to:

St. Johns County Education Foundation                   or              ONLINE
(ASSIST) Program                                                                                www.Getonthebusstjohns.org, Click
Chris Stone, Homeless Liaison                                                           ->Donate
40 Orange Street                                                                                        ->Apply to a specific program or general funds
St. Augustine, FL  32084                                                                        ->Student Services Assist Program
(904) 547-7587



Last Modified: Apr 28, 2014