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School District Homeless Liaison

Dale Bonfield
Phone: 509.243.1100

WA State Homeless Education Coordinator
Melinda Dyer
Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
PO Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504
Phone: 360.725.6050


Children who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.

  • Sharing the housing of others
  • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, camping grounds due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations.
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters.
  • Living in a public or private place not designed for humans to live.
  • Migratory children living in above circumstances.

Services Available:

  • Free school meals
  • Access to educational services for which they are eligible, including special education, gifted and talented, and voc./tech. programs.