How Can Faculty and Staff Help?

Identification of students in homeless situations is the first step to ensuring that these students receive the services to which they are entitled and that will support them in succeeding in school (NAEHCY).

Our students have indicated that they try their best to be invisible so people would not see the severity of their situation. They also shared with us that they sometimes sleep in class or in the library, because they sleep on people's couches or living room floors, and have to wait until everyone in the house goes to sleep and leaves the area before they could settle down for the night. On a positive note, our students are tenacious, want to succeed and graduate in four years without exorbitant debt.

Here are some Dos and Don'ts for helping students towards services: