The Greenspire School Homeless Services 


The Greenspire School is committed to serving all middle school students in our five-county service area regardless of housing status.  Greenspire offers support services to students and families experiencing homelessness, unaccompanied homeless youth, homeless students with disabilities, and youth awaiting foster care placement.


The Greenspire School is a partner in the Students in Transition Empowerment Program (STEP), a free program administered by Traverse City Area Public Schools that ensures the educational rights of families and youth who lack fixed, regular, and adequate housing as required by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. The STEP program works with eligible students who have lost permanent housing due to foreclosure, eviction, or reasons related to economic hardship to locate and coordinate available services based on each student’s individual needs. The goal of the program is to ensure school stability, remove barriers to full participation in their education, and support academic achievement while children are in residential transition.


For more information on Greenspire's services for youth and families in transition, please contact our district homeless education liaison below.  All communications can be confidential as requested.  


           Sarah Payette, Interim Head of School

1026 Red Drive

Traverse City, Michigan



Office:  (231) 421-5905

Cell: (231) 932-7834



Additional information on homeless services can be found below:


Students in Transition Empowerment Program (STEP)

11/29/14 Record-Eagle article: Program helps students graduate

11/29/14 Record-Eagle article: STEP funding, donations

4/22/14 Up North Live feature: Community STEPs up for STEP

2010 Article: A Lifeline for Homeless Students

Grand Traverse Region 10 Year Plan

MI Coalition Against Homelessness

National Center for Homeless Education




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