Homeless Education Advocacy Manual
The Homeless Education
Advocacy Manual: Disaster Edition is designed to encourage and assist
advocates working with displaced students who are seeking access to educational
2005, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the Gulf
Coast region of the
States. For many families, efforts to fully
recover and return to normalcy will take years.
Other children and youth will be affected by future hurricanes and other
manual will guide advocates through the steps necessary to help homeless
displaced students overcome the obstacles they face.Connecting
children to educational services is important even in times of crisis. Schools can provide students with important
services such as free meals and counseling. They may also form a connection
point for volunteers, organizations, and agencies that want to offer clothing,
toiletries, school supplies, toys, and other forms of assistance.