Integral Youth Services has partnered with Klamath Falls City and County School Districts to identify students living in transitional situations not deemed appropriate for night time residency. We also work to engage in the homeless communities, and post in public areas to help gain awareness of this program in hopes that these youth will participate.
The purpose of the Homeless Education Liaison Program–also known as the HELP– is to meet the needs of at risk youth and ensure equal access for all students. IYS accomplishes this goal in the following ways:
Liaisons are trained to visit schools regularly, monitor attendance, and help advocate for kids with excessive missed days. The students and their parents work with the Liaisons on regular basis to ensure that all needs are met and that all kids are taken care of. The goal of this program, and of the Liaisons is to ensure equal opportunity, and IYS wants to see the kids of the program succeed.
Eligibility criteria for HELP assistance includes all public school students, preschool through 12th grade, who meet the definition of living in inadequate, temporary, or not fixed housing, established by the McKinney-Vento Act, the primary federal funding under of this program. Students or their parents sign a release of confidentiality agreement between IYS and the City or County School Districts. This permits IYS staff to serve as an advocate for students in the school system.
If you think you might be interested, or know someone who could benefit from the program, and lives in the city limits of Klamath Falls, call Jacci at (541)591-4472
If you think you might be interested, or know someone who could benefit from the program, and lives in the county limits of Klamath Falls, call Bethany at (541)205-2624