Families In Transition

 

Contact Info

Tori Sisk - SDSS Coordinator

Homeless Liaison

Foster Care Liaison

Email: tsisk@aisd.net


Elizabeth Higgens

SDSS Specialist

Email: egarzahi@aisd.net


Hilldale Annex

4814 W. Arkansas Ln.
Arlington, TX 76016

Office: 682-867-7668
Fax: 817-492-3388

About Families in Transition

This program is designed to provide services mandated by the federal McKinney-Vento Act for students living in transitional housing situations including shelters, hotels/motels/ unsheltered or doubled up due to economic hardship.  This program serves Pre-K, elementary, junior high and high school students in transitional living situations. The primary focus of the program is to provide continuity for the learner and a positive experience utilizing instruction and education related activities.

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

The McKinney-Vento Act was originally authorized in 1987 and most recently re-authorized in December 2015 by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  Everyone who is between the ages of 4 and 21 on September 1st of the school year and has not been expelled, has the right to attend school, even if they:


  • Do not live with a parent or legal guardian
  • Lives temporarily doubled up with friends or family due to loss of housing or economic hardship
  • Sleeps in a shelter
  • Sleeps in a campground, car, abandoned building, or other place not designated for, or ordinarily used as regular housing for people
  • Lives in substandard housing (no electricity or water)
  • Participates in a transitional housing program
  • Does not have school records


Services Provided

The Federal McKinney-Vento Act and Texas State Law guarantee that if you meet eligibility requirements you may:


  • Enroll in school even without records
  • Continue to attend the school in which you were last enrolled, even if you have moved away from that school's attendance zone or district
  • Receive transportation from your current residence back to your school of origin
  • Qualify automatically for district free/reduced lunch and other district food programs
  • Participate fully in all school activities and programs for which you are eligible; and
  • Contact the district liaison to resolve any disputes that arise during the enrollment process

Other Links/Resources

 

 Arlington Life Shelter

 (817) 548-9885

Meals, case management, and help in finding a new home or apartment
 
(214) 441-2227

 

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(817) 860-1836
 
Hunger relief, housing and homeless services, emergency assistance
 

817-335-4673

 

ACH Youth Emergency Shelter

Provides outreach, education and case management services for homeless youth

 

North Davis Church of Christ

817-277-6347

 

Emergency assistance to those who have found themselves homeless
 
(214) 941-8578

 

Promise House Youth Shelter
Emergency youth shelter in Dallas, TX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Families in Transition Staff

Andrews_Heather

Plair_Colleen

Ward_Cynthia

Heather

Andrews, LCSW

Wk: 682-867-7422

Email: handrews@aisd.net

Colleen

Plair, LBSW, MSW

Wk: 682-867-7843

Email: cplair1@aisd.net

Cindy

Ward, LCSW

Wk: 682-867-7425

Email: cward@aisd.net

     

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