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Homeless Education & Literacy Project

Arrow Homeless Referral Form
        (Please deliver to a HELP advocate listed below)

Contact Information

South County HELP Advocate
Student Advocate:
Julie McAdoo
Community Outreach Specialist:
Denise Dean
Phone: 541-563-8584
Email: Julie McAdoo; Denise Dean

East County HELP Advocate
Student Advocate:
Debbie Haverland
Phone: 541-336-4357
Email: Debbie Haverland

West County HELP Advocate
Student Advocate:
Alexis Steenkolk
Phone: 541-574-5824
Email: Alexis Steenkolk

North County HELP Advocate
Student Advocate:
Shelly Kingston
Community Outreach Specialist:
Shiana Weaver
Phone: 541-996-4878
Email: Shelly Kingston; Shiana Weaver

JOY Program, District-Wide
Name: Marisa Dean
Phone: 541-574-5824
Email: Marisa Dean

Homeless Program Coordinator:
Name: Katey Townsend
Phone: 541-265-4506
Email: Katey Townsend

Donate Online

First, select District Office, and then select HELP Program after following the link above. Thank you!

Homeless family living at a camp site
Homeless family living at a campsite


Who is Eligible?

During the 2016-17 school year, 794 students birth to 12th grade were identified as lacking stable housing in Lincoln County. Included in that number were 647 students in the K-12 schools which accounts for 12% of the student population. These students were eligible for services under the McKinney-Vento Act that helps them stay in school and succeed.

A student and/or their family are considered eligible for the HELP Program if they are living:

What the Program Provides

The HELP Program works with students and/or their family to eliminate the barriers related to school attendance and success. The program can provide:

HELP Centers

There are four HELP Centers that provide resources and educational programs to all students:

Volunteer Opportunities

In order to maximize support and services to our students, volunteers are needed at the HELP Centers. We have a variety of opportunities to fit the schedules and interests of our community volunteers.