Under Missouri’s enrollment statute, a child or youth is considered “homeless” if he/she is less than twenty-one years of age and “lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence, including a child or youth who: (1) Is sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason . . .” R.S. Mo. § 167.020. A nighttime residence is fixed if it is permanent and unchanging. The nighttime residence will be considered regular if it is used on a routine or consistent basis (e.g. nightly) and it is adequate if it is sufficient for meeting both the physical and psychological needs typically met in the home environment.
The Homeless Coordinator and Foster Care Point of Contact for the District is Cheryl Savage. She can be reached by contacting the SSRC building at 636-584-0157.