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Homelessness Support

SCSD2 is compliant with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and works with children and families who are experiencing homelessness. The goal of this federal act is to ensure that students experiencing homelessness have the same learning opportunities as those afforded housed students. 

Homelessness is defined as lacking fixed, regular, and adequate housing. Homelessness takes many forms including 

  • doubling up (living with a friend or relative due to financial hardship),
  • living in a motel, hotel, or shelter, or
  • living in a location not designed for housing (park, car, campground, tent, etc.)


If you are in a housing transition or would like more information about McKinney-Vento or SCSD2 supports, contact Kristin Nass, SCSD2 Director of Grants and Programs, at 812-752-8946 or The office is located at 375 East McClain Avenue, Scottsburg, IN 47170.

The Indiana Department of Education state-level coordinators may also be a source of information for you. They are Flora Jones, Director of Student Pathways & Opportunities and Charie Gibson, Homeless Education Specialist and can be reached at 317-232-0957 or


These additional resources may be helpful:

Indiana Department of Education Homeless Student Rights

Indiana Department of Education McKinney-Vento Homeless Children and Youth Program website

National Center for Homeless Education (federal McKinney-Vento website)

Mental Health Crisis Referral list

Scott County Partnership (resources for health, employment, and more)

Homelessness Coalition of Southern Indiana (white flag status, rapid rehousing, eviction prevention, and more)

Jesus Cares at Exit Zero (food pantries, domestic abuse support, substance abuse support, volunteer opportunities, and more)

New Hope Services January 2023 Guide (contacts for a variety of support services)

US Department of Housing and Urban Development (Indiana resources)