Homeless Population Grows At Rogers Schools
Friday, December 25, 2009
The Rogers School District has faced an increase in homeless students this year, and the district's director of counseling expects the number to keep increasing.
The district makes a special effort to accommodate homeless students, providing clothes and bussing them from other school districts so they can stay in the same school.
The number of homeless students, 188 as of August, is likely to increase over the winter, as more previously unidentified homeless families seek shelter and families lose their homes in fires, said Linda Haley, who oversees counseling in the district.
How can you help?
- Financially support & Volunteer at Seven Hills Homeless Center
- Support to the Our Step housing program (matching gift opportunity until Dec 31st)
- Volunteer at Laundry Love Project Rogers
- Donate home furnishings, beds, washing machines & dryers to the Cobblestone DC that go directly to Homeless families being moved into housing
- Contact the Rogers School District and ask to help