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Homeless Services & Community Support

  • It is important that children have an opportunity to learn, grow and develop their strengths, no matter their circumstances.

    Guilford County Schools endeavors to ensure that every student in our system has the benefit of an education.  This includes those students who by virtue of their parents' economic status do not reside in a stable housing situation.  Research indicates that over 1.5 million children in the United States are homeless or living in situations that cause them to have to relocate regularly.  Students who are precariously housed have a greater chance of falling behind in their school work and face a number of barriers to learning.

    It is especially important that children who are experiencing homelessness with their families feel like the school is supporting them.  The schools, parents and community agencies all have a part in making that support successful. 

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    GCS Student Crisis Hotline

    The GCS Student Crisis Hotline operates 24-7 and is staffed by GCS counselors, social workers, school psychologists and those trained to assist students in crisis.

    The student crisis number is:


Contact Us

  • Yatisha Blythe, Supervisor of Homeless Services & Community Support
    2500 Lees Chapel Road, Greensboro, NC 27405
    Phone:  (336) 574-2637
    Fax:  (336) 375-2564

    Dr. Fredricca Stokes, Director of Student Support Services
    2500 Lees Chapel Road, Greensboro, NC 27405
    Phone:  (336) 621-4001
    Fax:  (336) 375-2564

    Lisa Phillips, State Coordinator of NC Homeless Education Program
    PO Box 5367
    Greensboro, NC 27435
    Office:  (336) 315-7491

    Frances L. Suggs, Office Support for Section 504/Homeless Services/Hearings
    2500 Lees Chapel Road, Greensboro, NC 27405
    Phone:  (336) 621-4049 ext. 715305
    Fax:  (336) 375-2564