Youth In Transition

Providing services to a “Highly Mobile Population”
Homeless/Unaccompanied &Youth in Transition

Homeless Definition:
  • Lack a fixed, regular and adequate night time residence which is sufficient for meeting both the physical and psychological needs typically met in home environments.
 They may be living in:
  • Trailer park / camp ground
  • Motel / hotel rooms
  • Doubled up, sharing housing with family or friends due to economic hardship
  • Waiting for permanent foster care placement
  • Transitional or emergency shelter

Unaccompanied Youth Definition:

  • Youth lacks supervision by parent or legal guardian, having run away, been kicked out of their home, or abandoned by their family.
Warning Signs of Homelessness:
  • Chronic hunger and tiredness
  • Attendance at many different schools
  • Erratic school attendance and tardiness
  • Grooming and personal hygiene issues
  • Shoes that are too big or too small
  • Inappropriately dressed for the season
  • Consistently comes to school without books, homework, supplies, or signed papers
  • Change in behavior, often characterized by withdrawal, extreme shyness, nervousness,aggression, and / or anger
  • Mention of staying with grandparents, other relatives, friends, or in a motel

Contact  LGSD Youth In Transition Liaison at 541-663-3314 or 541-663-3207