Reaction/Statements by Parent, Guardian or Child

  • Exhibiting anger or embarrassment when asked about current address
  • Mentions staying with grandparents, relatives, friends, or in a motel, etc.
  • Makes comments such as:
    • “I don’t remember the name of the last school.”
    • “We’ve been moving around a lot.”
    • “Our address is new.  I don’t remember it.”  (may hide lack of permanent address)
    • “We’re staying with relatives until we get settled.”
    • “We’re going through a bad time right now.”
    • “We’ve been unpacking, traveling, etc.” to explain poor appearance and/or hygiene.

Category: Potential Warning Signs of Homelessness

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