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Hunger and Homelessness Awareness


Homelessness is real for many students in our community.

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to walk in the shoes of a student experiencing homelessness? It takes perseverance, determination, hope and a community to reach your goals! The hopes and dreams of our students should not be limited by where they rest their head at night. Experiencing homeless can take many forms and each situation is unique.

PROCLAMATION 2021 Hunger and Homelessness Awareness.pdf

Indicators of Homeless and Unaccompanied Youth

  • Sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason

  • Living in motels, hotels

  • Living in RVs, inadequate trailer parks, or camping grounds due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations

  • Living in emergency shelters or transitional housing programs

  • Abandoned in hospitals

  • Living in a public or private place not designed for humans to live

  • Living in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, bus or train stations, etc.

  • Living in any of these situations and fleeing an abusive situation, even if the parent would provide support and a place to live

  • Migratory children living in the aforementioned circumstances

  • Unaccompanied youth not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian

  • Classroom Indicators of Homelessness (pdf)

Connect with a Jeffco Community and Family Connections Liaison in Your Area

Community and Family Connections program (formerly Homeless Services) provides comprehensive support to students experiencing homelessness in Jeffco Public Schools through identification and assessment of individual need.

Our Community and Family Connections Liaisons can provide assistance to any Jefferson County resident with enrollment to low-cost or free health insurance programs including Health First Colorado (Medicaid) and CHP+ as well as SNAP and TANF benefits.


21-22 CFC Articulation Areas.pdf

Get Involved

You can participate in these fundraising opportunities to support our students in need.

Chipotle Community Night

Purchase a meal at the Chipotle at 14255 W. Colfax Ave Suite A in Lakewood on Wednesday, November 17 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and 33% of the proceeds will be donated to our Student Activity Support Fund.

USE PROMO CODE X6LQ23D to apply the the proceeds to your order when ordering online or through the Chipotle smartphone app. 

With your generous donation we can provide students experiencing homelessness and unaccompanied youth items that complete the full educational experience including extracurricular activities, such as sports gear, art supplies, yearbooks, prom tickets, school supplies, hygiene items and so much more.

Chipotle Flyer




Jeffco CFC Virtual 5K

Register to participate in our Virtual 5K taking place November 13 - 19 and a chance to win a Fogo de Chão gift card! No running required, furry friends encouraged, and a "no running thanks, just a donation" option is welcomed as well.

register today

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