The mission of Duluth’s Schools Families in Transition Program is to prevent students who are experiencing homelessness from losing ground academically through the creation of choices that promote healthy attachments between kids, school and community.
The program accomplishes this by facilitating enrollment, attendance and academic success of
homeless preschool and school-aged children.
The Duluth Public Schools Families in Transition Program can assist families, schools and the community to:
- Enroll homeless students in a stable education program
- Make transportation arrangements that promote stability including the school of origin if feasible
- Gather school records from other locations
- Distribute school supplies and make referrals to agencies that meet basic needs
- Increase awareness and support in the community regarding conditions of homelessness
- Be an advocate within the school system as well as in the community helping assure homeless students are respected and addressed
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At any given time in Duluth, Minnesota there are an estimated 300-500 persons that are homeless, about 44% of these are children under the age of 18