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Homeless Services & Federal Laws

Homeless Services & Federal Laws

ECISD Community Outreach Center (COC) HAP Program provides services to  help homeless students enroll in school through the McKinney Vento Act.   The HAP Program assists these students by removing obstacles and providing families with resources needed to support their education and graduate on time. 



Assistance with school enrollment                                   

·       School supplies

·       ECISD bus transportation

·       Clothing assistance

·       Referrals to social services and housing

·       Free computer lab with internet and printing capabilities available to students

·       Information and assistance regarding the rights of homeless students


We assist families in temporary living situations.                          



To use the computer lab please call the number below before 4:45 p.m. on the day/s your child needs to use the computer.  The computer lab is open from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursdays by appointment only and is located at the address below.  


For assistance please call the number below.


ECISD Community Outreach Center (COC) HAP Program

301 E. Clements

Odessa, Texas 79761

          (432) 456-8569
Texas Homeless Education Office-This site provides an overview of the provisions in the McKinney-Vento Act for educating children and youth who are in homeless situations, including the definition of "homeless" and links to resources dealing with other issues such as transportation, immunizations, and records.