816 St. Johns County School District students
were identified as homeless for the 2015-16 school year.

What does "homeless" mean?

 According to St. Johns County School District, a homeless student may be: 
  • sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;
  • living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations;
  • living in emergency or transitional shelters;
  • abandoned in hospitals;
  • awaiting foster care placement;
  • having 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;
  • living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings;
  • (Migrant) migratory children who qualify as homeless because the children are living in circumstances described above;
  • an "unaccompanied youth", a youth who is not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian.

 

What can we do to help?

While several organizations work to get homeless families back on their feet, the Miss Carrie Foundation focuses exclusively on the children's school expenses. With your donations, we can provide for amenities that would otherwise be denied in hard times, such as:

  • graduation cap and gowns
  • field trips
  • senior class trips
  • yearbooks
  • SAT tutoring courses
  • prom tickets
  • school programs
  • club memberships
  • sports expenses
  • summer programs
  • school supplies
  • Christmas gift cards
  • college scholarships