Fort Worth ISD

O.P.E.N. Doors

  • OUR MISSION

    O.P.E.N. Doors and Fort Worth ISD strive to ensure a successful educational experience for students in homeless situations in the district by collaborating with parents, school personnel, and community resources to remove barriers, provide academic oppurtunities, and promote a healthy sense of self.

     

    ARE YOU OR DO YOU KNOW A STUDENT WHO IS.....?

    • Living in a motel
    • Living in an emergency or transitional shelter
    • Living in substandard housing
    • Living in a car, park or public place
    • Living in the home of friends or family due to eviction or economic hardship
    • Living at a campground or inadequate trailer housing 

     

     SERVICES PROVIDED

    • Assistance with school enrollment
    • School supplies and clothing
    • Transportation (to school of origin if desired)
    • Tutoring
    • Family counseling and parenting help
    • Referrals to community agencies
    • Free school meal program

     

    All youth in Texas must attend school until they complete the academic year in which they turn 17; therefore, if you know a student who may qualify for services, please contact the student's school counselor for O.P.E.N. Doors. 

Quick FAQ's

  • Q. Who qualifies as "homeless"?

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    A. Students living in shelters, motels, substandard housing or trailer parks, cars, or other places not meant for human habitation.

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  • Q. Can schools require homeless students to present documents for enrollment?

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    A. No. According to federal law, homeless students must be enrolled immediately, whether or not they present any of the ususal documents necessary for enrollment (example: proof of residency, proof of guardianship, school records, birth certificate). 

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