• McKinney Vento Definition: 

    A homeless student lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. This includes students who are staying in transitional or emergency shelters, campgrounds, or motels; sharing housing with other families due to a loss of housing or an inability to afford housing; abandoned in a hospital, staying in substandard housing or living in places not ordinarily used for sleeping; and students who have run away or have been thrown out of their homes. 

    Homeless students are automatically eligible to participate in the free and reduced lunch program, Title 1 instructional services, and other district services intended to support academic success such as transportation to the school of best interest.  Please contact the Student Services office (636-443-4087) for further information.

    Main Program Office:
    City of St. Charles School District
    Administration Building
    400 N. 6th Street
    St. Charles, MO  63301
    Phone:  636-443-4087

    Who Can We Help?

    • Children and youth in temporary housing situations may be eligible for services and have certain legal rights if they are:
    • Living with a friend, relative or someone else because they lost their home or can’t afford a home, or are runaways*
    • Staying in a motel or hotel*
    • Living in an emergency or transitional shelter or a domestic violence shelter
    • Staying in substandard housing*
    • Living in a car, park, public place, abandoned building or bus or train station
    • Living in a campground or an inadequate trailer home
    • Abandoned in a hospital
    • Living in a runaway or homeless youth shelter.

    Note: *Consideration of each individual case, along with the permanency of the situation, may be needed to determine if students in these circumstances are homeless.

    Local Liaisons: 

    City Of St. Charles School District
    Julie McClard, Homeless Liaison
    400 N. Sixth Street, St. Charles, MO  63301
    636-443-4087

    Francis Howell School District
    Dr. Jennifer Patterson, Homeless Liaison
    4545 Central School Road, St. Charles, MO  63304
    636-851-4076

    Fort Zumwalt School District
    Dee Dee Boyle, Homeless Liaison
    555 East Terra Lane, O’Fallon, MO  63366
    636-240-2072

    Orchard Farm R-V School District
    Melissa Daniel, Director of Student Services
    2165 Highway V, St. Charles, MO  63301
    636-952-5461

    Wentzville School District
    Dr. Janell Mueller, Homeless Coordinator
    1 Campus Drive, Wentzville, MO  63385
    636-327-3800, ext. 20331

    Resources for at-risk families:

    Click here for a searchable directory of available local resources for at-risk families. 

    Are you homeless or at immediate risk of homelessness?

    Coordinated Entry provides homeless, rental and utility assistance. Dial 2-1-1 or click to learn more about Coordinated Entry for Homeless Services in St. Charles County.

    Click here to view/download the Missouri Resource Guide.