• Mckinney-Vento Homeless Education Program

Homeless Liaison

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    Niki Henderson
    Homeless Liaison
    1000 N. Getty St.; Uvalde, TX 78801
    (830)278-6655 ext.5510


Information for Parents & School-Aged Children

  • Students who lack a fixed, regular or adequate night time shelter or live in any of the conditions below may qualify for services as a displaced student.  The Federal McKinney-Vento Act and Texas State Law guarantee that students can enroll in school if they live:

    • In a shelter (family shelter, domestic violence shelter, youth shelter, or transitional living program); 
    • In a motel, hotel, or in weekly-rate housing;
    • In a house or apartment with more than one family because of economic hardship or loss;
    • In temporary foster care or with an adult who is not the student’s parent or legal guardian;
    • In sub-standard housing (no electricity, no water, and/or no heat); or
    • With friends or family because the student is a runaway or an unaccompanied youth.


    If the student lives in one of these situations, the following is NOT required to enroll in or attend school:

    • Proof of residency;
    • Immunization records or a TB skin test result;
    • Birth certificate;
    • School records; or
    • Legal guardianship papers.


    The student may also:

    • Continue to attend the school in which they were last enrolled, even if they have moved away from that school’s attendance zone or district;
    • Qualify to receive transportation from their current residence back to their school of origin;
    • Qualify automatically for Child Nutrition Programs (free and reduced-price breakfast, lunch, and other district food programs);
    • Participate fully in all school activities and programs for which they are eligible; and,
    • Contact the District’s Homeless Liaison to resolve any disputes that may arise during the enrollment process.

Family Resources

  • Food & Nutrition Needs

    Uvalde Food Pantry
    211 Evans St.
    Uvalde, T.X. 78801
    (830) 486-2584 or (830) 486-4118
    Contact Person:  Tru Hiatt or Raul Martinez  

    Women, Infant, and Children (WIC)
    400 S. Getty, Suite C
    Uvalde, T.X. 78801
    (830) 278-3117

    Jesus Christ Revealed Ministries
    Food Pantry
    521 S. High St.               
    Uvalde, T.X.  78801
    (830) 261-7115

    San Antonio Food Bank
    5200 Enrique Barrera Pkwy.
    San Antonio, T.X.  78227
    (210) 337-3663

    Texas Dept. of Health & Human Services (To apply for SNAP, Medicaid, CHIP and TANIF)
    112 Joe Carper Dr.
    Uvalde, T.X. 78801
    (830) 591-4309

    Housing/Utility/Transportation Needs

    Community Council of South Central Texas (Utility assistance)
    400 S. Getty
    Uvalde, T.X. 78801
    (830) 278-3699

    Southwest Area Regional Transit District (Public transportation)
    713 East Main St.
    Uvalde, T.X. 78801
    (830) 278-4155
    Contact person:  Sarah Hidalgo-Cook

    Uvalde County Housing Authority
    1700 Garner Field Road
    Uvalde, T.X. 78801
    (830) 278-7161
    Contact person:  Virginia Limon