Project Help

Project Hope & Empowerment ~ Leveraging Possibilities (Project HELP)

Our Mission

Project HELP's mission is to ensure the educational rights and protections due under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to all students experiencing homelessness

Program Goals

Three primary goals of Project HELP include: (1) providing services to an increasing number of Austin ISD students under McKinney-Vento, (2) maintaining partnerships/collaborations with our many community resource collaborators, and (3) ensuring our service strategies are student-centered and aligned with students foremost being academically successful.

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act

To view the law

Eligibility for services

  • Living in shared housing due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason.
  • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, cars, substandard housing, abandoned buildings, and/or campgrounds
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters
  • Being an unaccompanied youth (not living with a parent or guardian) living in a temporary situation
  • Being a migratory child who is living in any of the above circumstance

Parent and Student Educational Rights

  • Immediate enrollment
  • Removal of barriers to school enrollment
  • School selection
  • Transportation assistance (school bus or VIA)
  • Immediate eligibility for free child nutrition


TEA McKinney Vento Flyer for Parents - English
TEA McKinney Vento Flyer for Parents - Spanish
TEA McKinney Vento Flyer for Students - English
TEA McKinney Vento Flyer for Students - Spanish



Contact Us

Project HELP
Student Support Services
Campbell Elementary School
2613 Rogers Ave. Room 207
Austin, TX 78722
Office: 512-414-3690
Fax: 512-414-0761