CISD Homeless Liaison:
Jennifer Villines, Director of Student and Staff Services 

 Each Coppell ISD Campus Counselor will assist families with referrals for local social services. Please contact your child's campus counselor if you need additional support or resources. 

Homelessness in Schools

The term “homeless children and youth”—

A. means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence…; and

B. includes —

i. children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement;

ii. children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings…

iii. children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and

iv. migratory children who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses (i) through (iii).


Student Residency Questionnaire form for Homeless Identification


School of Origin:
"School of origin" means the school that a child attended when permanently housed or the school in which the child was last enrolled. 


Community Resources

Coppell Cares:
Coppell Cares
Chair of Missions Email: lesliehicks922@yahoo.com
420 S. Heartz Road
Coppell, Texas 75019
(972) 462-0471

Irving Cares:
Irving Cares
Email: icares@irvingcares.org
440 South Nursery Road, Suite 101
(In the Human Services Building)
Irving, Texas 75060
(972) 721-9181 

Metrocrest Services:
Metrocrest Services
13801 Hutton Drive, Suite 150
Farmers Branch, Texas 75234
(972) 446-2100
Pantry Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:30 am until 4:00 pm
Saturdays 9:00 am until Noon

Metrocrest Resale Shop Services:
Resale Shop 
Store Hours: 
Monday-Saturday 10:00 am until 6:00 pm
Store Location: 
2661 Midway Road, #207
Carrollton, Texas 75006