DHA Head Start

How to Qualify

Is my family eligible for services?

Follow the steps below to find out if you might be eligible for Head Start!

If you have questions or concerns, friendly staff is available to help.
Please call (662) 822-3345 for assistance.

Let’s Get Started

Is the applicant a pregnant woman of any age, or a child 0-5 (Not turning 5 before Sept 2nd of the current year)?

The applicant is AGE ELIGIBLE for Head Start or Early Head Start.

The applicant is NOT AGE ELIGIBLE for Head Start or Early Head Start.

Does the applicant receive foster care services, TANF, SSI or face housing hardship? OR Does the family’s total gross income equal to or less than 100% of the FPL?

The applicant is considered
INCOME ELIGIBLE

The applicant is considered
NOT INCOME ELIGIBLE

Do you live in one of the following counties: Sunflower, Warren, Leflore

The applicant is
LOCATION ELIGIBLE

The applicant is
NOT LOCATION ELIGIBLE

Please be assured that all communication with Head Start is confidential. We will ask for proofs such as your child’s date of birth, your family’s gross annual income, or proof of benefits. Do not hesitate to apply, whether or not you have gathered all necessary documents. Our staff will work with you to complete your Eligibility Application.

DHA Head Start

Automatic Eligibility

If any of the Following Circumstances Apply, you may be Automatically Income Eligible for Head Start Programs:

  • If your family is currently receiving TANF benefits
  • If you family is currently receiving Supplemental Security Income
  • If you have a foster child placed with you through the State of Oregon
  • If your family is currently homeless

Special Circumstance:

If you would like to be considered for Head Start even though you may not otherwise qualify, you may use the application to describe the special challenges and circumstances of your family.

How to Apply

Fill out our online interest form and one of staff members will be in touch about the next steps.