Local Community Resources

The McKinney-Vento Act does not provide supports for schools to provide shelter or additional supports outside of the outlines rights.  A variety of community agencies provide supports based on the type of homelessness a family is experiencing.  Most agencies use the Housing of Urban Development (HUD) to determine if a family is experiencing homelessness.  Click here to see the HUD definition.

We suggest that all families in need of additional supports call or text 211 to speak to a counselor who can assist families or place them on any current waitlists.  Below are also some community resource pages to assist you.  Please note that agencies are not managed by OCPS and provided as a resource to you.  OCPS takes no responsibility for the actions of listed agencies.

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General Resources

  • General Resources:  This guide is provided by the Homeless Services Network. click here


Food Supports

  • Second Harvest of Central Florida:   This agency provides food to families in need as well as information on food pantries across Orange County.  click here

  • United Against Poverty Orlando (UP):  While families must meet certain criteria, this organization provides food supports as well as clothing, counseling, and housing supports to those in need. click here

Shelter Supports

  • Link to a list of Central Florida homeless shelters. click here

Mental Health Supports

  • OCPS Supports: This website is a way to request an OCPS Mental Health Social Worker to call and assist you.  Click here to visit the site.