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Homeless Education Services

The Mission of the Homeless Education Program is to connect Children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness with educational opportunities and community resources to increase stability and sustain success. 

The Lafayette Parish Homeless Children/Youth Education Program is based on the philosophy that education is the key to overcome and prevent the cycle of homelessness in families. Program activities are based on educational principles and have the common purpose of contributing to the positive physical, emotional, social, and academic growth of each child whose life we touch.

The main components of our project are awareness, enrollment assistance, provision of educational materials, coordination of school and community services and resources and summer programs. Our program is funded through the Stewart B. McKinney Assistance Grant.

Homeless Education Program Staff

Amy Fontenot

Federal Programs Manager (337) 521-7251
Shannor Miller Homeless Education Facilitator (337) 521-7175
Kearston Hawkins Homeless Education Facilitator (337) 521-7178
Sara Yaeger Homeless Education Facilitator (337)521-7256
Jamie Landry Homeless Education Facilitator  (337)521-7248
Harmony Decker Identification Specialist (337)521-7247
Jacey Lopez Social Worker (337) 521-7202
Rosalynn Johnson Social Worker (337) 521-7172
Bonnie Abshire Secretary I (337) 521-7249

Parents who wish to enroll their children should call one of our team members or visit the following location:

Vermilion Conference Center
326 Gauthier Road,
Lafayette, LA 70501

Upcoming Events


Regular Board Meeting

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


LEAP 2025 High School Summer

Start: Jun 26, 2023 End: Jun 30, 2023

Multi-Day Event


Regular Board Meeting

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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