Homeless Resources

New Hampshire's Homeless Education Program Definition of Homeless Children and Youth

The term "homeless children and youth" means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and includes:

• Children and youth who are sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals, or awaiting foster care placement.
• Children and youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designated for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
• Children and youth living in cars, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus, or train stations or similar settings.

From the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 2001, Title X-C, Subtitle B, Section 725. Local Homeless Liaison

If you have questions about the Homeless Education Program in Hampstead or need assistance for your family, please contact the Hampstead School District homeless liaison: 

Lynne Joseph-Asst. Principal Hampstead Middle School 329-6743

[email protected]

Web-based information and resources:

Hope Starts Here Resources


NH Help Line

www.nhhelpline.org or 1-800-852-3388

National Center for Homeless Education at Serve