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Homeless Education Office to provide 1,000-plus dresses, formal attire to students in need during Project Prom

The Houston Independent School District Homeless Education Office will provide free dresses, tuxedos, shoes, and accessories to hundreds of homeless and at-risk high school seniors planning to go to prom.

The second annual Project Prom event will be held on Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Third Ward Multi-Service Center (3611 Ennis St., Houston 77004). Students will be able to select formal attire from a wide selection that includes more than 1,000 dresses, 1,500 men’s blazers, and 1,500 men’s pants.   Continue reading

Homeless Education Office offering support on World Homeless Day 

Today marks World Homeless Day, which is held annually on Oct. 10 to bring awareness to the needs of the homeless, many of whom are students in our schools, and to encourage outreach and support in local communities.

HISD’s Homeless Education Office is hosting a World Homeless Day event from 4 to 7 p.m. today at The Pink Giraffe House (2304 Mason St. 77006). HISD staff will provide guidance to homeless students on how to return to school or attend a trade school, as well as free college and career resources. Free food, health screenings and giveaways also will be offered.  Continue reading

Homeless Education Office to host Back-to-School Extravaganza Aug. 21

Classes start on Monday, Aug. 24, but just a few days before that, HISD’s Homeless Education Office will help you get your child ready to go back to school.

The office is hosting a Back-to-School Extravaganza from noon to 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, at Bethel’s Place Empowerment Center (12660 Sandpiper, 77035). Continue reading

Homeless family experiences Christmas ‘miracle’ just in time for the holidays

The three-bedroom apartment went from empty to furnished in 90 minutes, thanks to Gallery Furniture, Bethel’s Heavenly Hands, Harris County Youth Services, Westbury High School, and HISD’s Homeless Education Office. Melissa Smith and her seven children had been evicted from their apartment, and with no place to go, were sleeping outside recently on a cold, rainy night. A compassionate neighbor, Virginia Robinson, took them in, fed them, and gave them a place to sleep. “It hurt my heart to think of them out there in the cold,” said Robinson. “I had to do something.”

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