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Homeless Children and Youth

The Office of Planning and Coordination at the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth provides technical assistance and support to service providers, state agencies, coalitions, and advocates working to reduce childhood homelessness through cross systems collaborations, joint planning and service coordination.

For more information, contact:

Nicole George:
nicole.george@occy.ok.gov
405-606-4908


Under Subtitle VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, homeless children and youths means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and includes children and youth who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; or are abandoned in hospitals; children and youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings; children and youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are living in the previously described circumstances.


Last Modified on Nov 12, 2021