• Unaccompanied Youth

    To find a safe place: If you’re in trouble or need help, text SAFE and your current location (address, city, state) to 4HELP (44357) for immediate help.

    McKinney-Vento legislation defines unaccompanied youth as a youth in a homeless situation who is not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian. Please involve the school liaison to assist any youth with enrollment.

    Unaccompanied youth in transition include young people:

    • who have run away from home
    • been thrown out of the home, and/or
    • been abandoned by parents or guardians.

    These young people are separated from their parents for a variety of reasons. Over 50% report being physically abused at home, and over a third report sexual abuse. Over two-thirds report that at least one of their parents abuses drugs or alcohol. For many of these young people, leaving home is a survival issue. Other youth are thrown out of their homes because they are pregnant, gay or lesbian, or because their parents believe they are old enough to take care of themselves. Over 50% of youth living in shelters report that their parents either told them to leave or knew they were leaving and did not care. (NCHE)


Contact Us

Call your McKinney-Vento School Contact
You can also use the online form or call (919) 694-0582 to contact the District Liaison.