Does HSLDA Exclude By Omission?

Compare State Organizations Listed at HSLDA‘s Site With Those in Existence and Decide for Yourself

“That HSLDA doesn’t list The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers tells more about HSLDA than if they did list us.”

-Will Shaw
The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers


Do You See a Pattern?

State Organizations HSLDA Lists State Organizations HSLDA Does Not List


Christian Home Education Fellowship of Alabama (CHEFA)
P.O. Box 20208
Montgomery AL 36120
Phone: (334) 288-7229
– HSLDA Discount Group.
Alabama Unschoolers
– An open, list for anyone in, near or coming to Alabama with an interest in homeschooling with unschooling (or relaxed schooling) leanings.


Alaska Private & Home Educators Association (APHEA)
PO Box 141764
Anchorage, AK 99514
(907) 376-9382
– Supporting and helping Alaskan parents.
– HSLDA member discount
Alaska Homeschool Network
– Statewide networking and communications tool.


Arizona Families for Home Education (AFHE)
PO Box 2035
Chandler, AZ 85244-2035
Phone: (602) 235-2673
– AFHE is a non-profit educational corporation directed by a Christian Board.
Homeschool Network of Arizona (HENA)
-HENA is an inclusive statewide organization that respects, values, and finds strength in diversity.


The Education Alliance
414 S Pulaski St Ste 9
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 978-5503
– Promoting, protecting, and strengthening education in Arkansas
No other org. known


Christian Home Educators Association of California (CHEA)
PO Box 2009
Norwalk, CA 90651-2009
Phone: (562) 864-2432
– Non-profit ministry
– Statement of Faith, not binding on members.Private & Home Educators of California
Family Protection Ministries
P.O. Box 730
Lincoln, CA 95648-0730
– According to Mary McCarthy, this organization has received multiple annual “grants” of $12,000 from HSLDA.
California Homeschool Network (CHN)
2640 – A7 Myrtle Ave
Monrovia, CA 91016
Phone: (800) 327-5339
– Strengthening the Voice of California HomeschoolersHomeSchool Association of California
– Honors the diversity of homeschoolers, supports and promotes the entire spectrum of homeschooling.

LDS Homeschooling in California
– Helping Latter-day Saint homeschoolers who live in California to find each other.
– Inclusive, statewide organization serving families across a diverse spectrum of homeschooling styles and philosophies.


Christian Home Educators of ColoradoRO828 (CPC)
80 Hobe Creek Trail
Florissant, CO 80816
Phone: (719) 748-8360
Rocky Mountain Education Connection
– An all-inclusive network for homeschooling and unschooling information in Colorado.Secular Home School Support Group (SHSSG)
– Linking Families Together
– Based in Colorado Springs providing online support throughout Colorado.


The Education Association of Christian Homeschoolers (TEACH)
– Statement of Faith
– Group discount for HSLDA.
Connecticut Home Educators Association (CEA)
– Provides support and disseminates information to people interested in homeschooling in Connecticut. The Association is open to any person regardless of race, color, creed or religious affiliation.CT Homeschool Network (CHN)
– We are an independent, online-based homeschooling organization, which serves to inform, empower, and foster community among home educators in the state of Connecticut.


Delaware Home Education Association (DHEA)
– Serving and supporting Homeschooling in Delaware without regard to political, philosophical, or theological beliefs.Tri-State Home School Network
– Headquarters in Newark, Delaware
– Serving and supporting Homeschooling in Delaware without regard to political, philosophical, or theological beliefs.
Delaware Classical HomeEducators
– An all-inclusive Classical home educators support group for families Classically educating their children.Delaware Unschoolers
– Supporting Delaware Unschoolers.

District of Columbia:

Bolling Area Home Educators
PO Box 8401
Bolling AFB, DC 20032-8401
Phone: (301) 875-8983
– To support and encourage all home educators regardless of the reasons for home educating, philosophy of instruction, or methods used.
No other org. known


Florida Parent-Educators Association, Inc. (FPEA)
– Exists solely to serve homeschooling families in Florida.Florida Coalition of Christian Private Schools Association (FCCPSA)
PO Box 5100
Deltona, FL 32728-5100
Phone: (772) 461-9776
Florida Home Education Foundation (HEF)
Home Educators’ Voice at the CapitolLeague of Observant Jewish Homeschoolers (LOJH)
A not-for-profit league designed to satisfy the growing demand for Orthodox Jewish Homeschooling in the South Florida Area. Respects and honors the wide diversity among home educators and supports freedom to choose home education.


Georgia Home Education Association (GHEA)
141 Massengale Road
Brooks, GA 30205
Phone: (770) 461-3657Georgia Homeschool
PO Box 5545
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
Phone: (706) 861-1795

Georgians for Freedom in Education
209 Cobb St.,
Palmetto, GA 30268
P Phone: (770) 463-1563
A Christian organization and the counsel and direction of the organization will be Christian

Home Education Information Resource (HEIR)
Non-partisan, non-sectarian, volunteer-only organization


Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii (CHOH)
91824 Oama St.,
Ewa Beach, HI 96706
Phone: (808) 689-6398
Hawaii Homeschool Association (HHA)
Inclusive, Membership is free of charge.


Christian Homeschoolers Of Idaho State (CHOIS)
A non-profit, volunteer organization.Idaho Coalition of Home Educators (ICHE)
Idaho & Federal Home School Legislative Information
Homeschool Idaho
Connecting home educators in IdahoNorth Idaho Home Educators Association (NIHEA)
PO Box 2885
Hayden, Idaho 83815

Idaho LDS Home Educators


Illinois Christian Home Educators (ICHE)
P.O. Box 307
Russell, IL 60075-0307
Phone: (847) 603-1259Christian Home Educators Coalition of Illinois (CHEC)
Because of our involvement in political issues as a 501(c)4, donations to CHEC are not tax deductible.
2405 Essington Rd., PMB. #122
Joliet, IL 60435
Home Oriented Unique Schooling Experience (HOUSE)
Works with the Ad Hoc Committee For Illinois Home Education Legal and Legislative MattersIllinois Home Education
Your link to Illinois Homeschool Information


Indiana Association of Home Educators (IAHE)
Non-profit organization founded in 1983 to provide support for Indiana families interested in home education.Indiana Foundation for Home Schooling (IFHS)
PO Box 17385
Indianapolis, IN 46217
Phone: (800) 465-2505
Indiana Home Educators Network (IHEN)
Helping Hoosiers Homeschool since the turn of the century.Southwestern Indiana Home Educators (SWIHE)
Membership is open to all homeschoolers living in Southwestern Indiana as well as the tri-state area.


Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators (NICHE)
Members of the NICHE board of directors each sign a statement of faith
Iowans Dedicated to Educational Alternatives (IDEA)
The Relaxed, Eclectic UnschoolersIowa Home Educators
P.O. Box 57556
Pleasant Hill, IA 50317
Non-profit, non-sectarian organization…no official political or religious orientation.


Christian Home Educators Confederation of Kansas (CHECK)Teaching Parents Association (TPA)
Monitors state and national legislation affecting homeschooling.
Committed to the preservation of the rights of parents to direct the education of their children, in accordance with Biblical mandates
No other state org. known


Christian Home Educators of Kentucky (CHEK)
P.O. Box 1288
Bardstown, KY 40004
Phone: (888) 988-2495Kentucky Home Education Association (KHEA)
Non-sectarian organization open to all conscientious supporters of home education without regard to race, color, creed or religion
Provides Kentucky Christian home educators with a central source of information. Leadership is professionally trained by HSLDA.
Christian Home-Educators of the Bluegrass (CHB)
CHB Membership,
PO Box 25072,
Lexington, KY 40524-5072


Christian Home Educators Fellowship of Louisiana (CHEF)
Membership is open to all home education support groups who are in agreement with the statement of faith, statement of purpose and by-laws.
No other state org. known


Homeschoolers of Maine (HOME)
PO Box 159,
Cameden, ME 04843-0159
Phone: (207) 763-2880
Christian Ministry dedicated to promoting home education in the state of Maine.
Maine Home Education Association
Nonprofit, non-sectarian… believes that the best support of our right to homeschool in Maine is a large, diverse and well-informed community of homeschoolers working together. We are a membership supported association managed by member volunteers. Contact email:


Maryland Association of Christian Home Educators (MACHE)
Coalition of Christian home education organizations. “We stand together to represent Christian home educators at the state and national level.”
– MACHE closely coordinates HSLDA
– 15% discount for HSLDA membership.
– FREE subscription to the Teaching Home MagazineChristian Home Educators Network (CHEN)
Any Christian Homeschooler welcome to join. (1988 Statement of Faith [adopted with permission from The Teaching Home] for the individual or Apostles Creed for a group)
Maryland Home Education Association (MHEA)
Maryland’s first homeschooling organization founded in 1980.


Massachusetts Homeschool Organization of Parent Educators (Mass HOPE)
Christian ministry for the express purpose of encouraging home educators across the Commonwealth.
Massachusetts Home Learning Association (MHLA)
Oldest statewide organization in Massachusetts. “We do not represent any one political or religious viewpoint.”


Information Network for Christian Homes (INCH)
– Statement of beliefs
– Discount on HSLDA membership
– $10 certificate toward a Teaching Home Magazine subscription
Network of Michigan Home Educators (NMHE)


Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators
Functions as a support umbrella for individual homeschooling families and local support groups in Minnesota. It’s focus is on a Christian worldview and values
Minnesota Homeschoolers’ Alliance (MHA)
Committed to fulfilling its mission without discrimination based on race, religion, or educational philosophy.


Mississippi Home Educators Association (MHEA)
Christian home school organization
No other state org. known


Missouri Association of Teaching Christian Homes (MATCH)
– Statement of Doctrine
– Member benefits include FREE one year subscription to The Teaching Home Magazine with each new membership
– Discount on HSLDA membership.Families for Home Education (FHE)
Lobbying Group for all home educators in the state of Missouri. “We are not affiliated with any religious, political organization or special interest group.”
Christian Home Educators Fellowship


Montana Coalition of Home Educators
Central clearinghouse for information, communication network, watch for political and legal threats to Montana’s freedom, and to inform homeschoolers and suggest possible actions.Yellowstone Coalition of Home Educators (YCHE)
– HSLDA membership discount
– Membership $10 per year.
No other state org. known


Nebraska Christian Home Educators Association
– Statement of Faith
– Statement of Position
No other state org. known


Catholic Homeschoolers of NevadaNevada Homeschool Network (NHN) Northern Nevada Home Schools (NNHS)
– Membership is open to people of all faiths, religions, methods and philosophies.
– NNHS sponsored activities are open to members and nonmembers.

New Hampshire:

Christian Home Educators of New Hampshire (CHENH)
– Statement of Faith
New Hampshire Homeschooling Coalition (NHHC)
All-volunteer organization which exists solely to support homeschooling in New Hampshire; we support all reasons for and methods of homeschooling.

New Jersey:

Education Network of Christian Homeschoolers of New Jersey Inc. (ENOCH)
– Consists of like-minded christians dedicated to observe Biblical commands.
– Statement of FaithNew Jersey Homeschool Sports Association
New Jersey Homeschool Association (NJHA)
Fully inclusive advocacy group dedicated to homeschooling freedoms.Catholic Homeschoolers of New Jersey (CHNJ)
A coalition of Catholic homeschool support groups throughout the state of New Jersey.

New Mexico:

Christian Association of Parent Educators of New Mexico (CAPE-NM)
CAPE is an incorporated 501(c)3 organization, directed by a board subscribing to a Christian statement of faith.
No other state org. known

New York:

Loving Education At Home (LEAH)
– Organized exclusively for the purpose of providing service and support to Christian home education support groups within New York State
– Statement of Faith
New York Home Educators’ Network (NYHEN)
We are a diverse group with different views, and we accept members regardless of their approaches to homeschooling.

North Carolina:

North Carolinians for Home Education (NCHE)
NCHE is a private, volunteer organization active at the state level, serving North Carolina homeschoolers.
No other state org. known

North Dakota:

North Dakota Home School Association (NDHSA)
– Fee-based memberships ($35)
– HSLDA discount
– Statement of Faith
No other state org. known


Christian Home Educators of Ohio (CHEO)
– Statement of faith
– $15.00 discount to HSLDA
– $10 discount on The Teaching Home magazine subscription
No other state org. known


Christian Home Educators Fellowship of Oklahoma (CHEF)
– Statement of Faith
– CHEF Constitution
– Membership fee $24 yearly
– $20 HSLDA discountOklahoma Central Home Educators Consociation (OCHEC)
– Statement of Faith
– Discount on HSLDA membership
Home Educators’ Resource Organization (HERO)
– No membership restrictions
– No official political, philosophical, or religious position
– Free Membership


Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network (OCEANetwork)
– 15% of HSLDA Membership
– Free e-mail legislative alerts
Oregon Home Education Network
Inclusive, statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of all of Oregon’s homeschooling families. OHEN welcomes any person without regard to educational philosophy, religion, creed, race, color, sex or ethnic or national origin.HISNET
Statewide network of homeschool support groups and homeschool families organized and operated by elected representatives of the participating support groups. Its purpose is to encourage and facilitate communication between support groups and to provide information and services in direct response to needs of the homeschooling community.


Christian Home School Association of Pennsylvania (CHAP)
– Statement of FaithCatholic Homeschoolers of Pennsylvania
– Statewide Newsletter
– E-Alert System – HSLDA Membership discount
Pennsylvania Home Education Network
Promoting freedom and simplicity in home education since 1989. An inclusive, nondiscriminatory, nonprofit tax exempt membership organization run by a volunteer board of directors.PA Homeschool Connection
Statewide network designed to support, inform, and encourage homeschoolers in the Keystone State.

Rhode Island:

Rhode Island Guild of Home Teachers (RIGHT)
“We operate on the basis of Biblical principles by upholding the Judeo-Christian ethic.”Rhode Island Christian Home Educators (RICHES)
RICHES provides a monthly e-mail newsletter filled with home school resources, activities and events.
Parent Educators of Rhode Island
P.O. Box 782 Glendale, RI 02826

South Carolina:

South Carolina Home Educators Association (SCHEA)
– Statement of Faith
– HSLDA discount with membershipSouth Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools (SCAIHS)
Non-profit, voluntary association of independent home schools which accredits home schooling programs.
930 Knox Abbott Dr.
Cayce, SC 29033-3320
Phone: (803) 454-0427
Grace Home School Association
Legal, alternate source of approval for home schooling parents. Established in 1990 as an organization to coordinate and establish academic standards and to provide support services for home schools and private schools.Homeward Education Association
Links, laws, association, HSLDA discount.

Palmetto Homeschool Association
Founded by Christian homeschoolers in 1996, PHA is open to all homeschoolers, regardless of religious preference. “We do not require a statement of faith from our Board of Directors or members.”

School’s Out Support (SOS)
Accountability Association is a secular, minimally-invasive option three association, with NO ties to H$LDA. Many of our members consider themselves unschoolers or relaxed homeschoolers in South Carolina.

South Dakota:

South Dakota Christian Home Educators (SDCHE)
– Non-profit organization that is dedicated to serving home educators.
– Discount on HSLDA membership.
South Dakota Home School


Tennessee Home Education Association (THEA)
– Discount on HSLDA membership.
Eclectic Homeschoolers of Tennessee
Inclusive statewide organization serving families across the diverse spectrum of homeschooling styles and philosophies.
Contact Jacki Willard for more info: 615 889-4938 or


Christian Home Education Association of Central Texas (CHEACT)
– Members must sign an agreement in accordance with our two-fold purpose
– Statement of faith requiredSoutheast Texas Home School Association (SETHSA)
– HSLDA discount

Texas Christian Alliance Supporting Home Education (TCASHE)
– HSLDA group membership discount
– Free 1 year subscription to Homeschooling Today (Texas residents only)

Family Educators Alliance of South Texas (FEAST)
– HSLDA discount with membership
– Statement of Faith.

North Texas Home Educators’ Network (NTHEN)
– Statement of Faith
– HSLDA discount with membership

Supporting Home Educators of Lower Texas Educational Region
2424 Holden Road,
Aransas Pass, TX 78336
Phone: (512) 758-2777

Texas Home School Coalition (THSC)
– HSLDA Discount
– Discount subscription to Creation Illustrated
– Free 1 year subscription to The Teaching Home Magazine
– ID cardTexas Home Educators Freedom Alliance
Grassroots group which operates not from the “top down” but rather from the inside out. We have active spokespeople, but none who officially represent the views of all who are associated with THEFA.

Texas Catholic Home Schooling


Utah Christian Home School Association (UTCH)
– Support, education and fellowship
– Statement of faith required
– Group discount on HSLDA membership
– Discount on The Teaching Home magazine subscription.
Utah Home Education Association
Non-sectarian homeschool support association.


No state org. listed Vermont Association of Home Educators
Non-profit organization seeking to promote and encourage home education in Vermont by providing information and moral support to all Vermont homeschooling families.Kingdom Country Homeschoolers
Phone: (802) 754-2946
Contact: Cheryl Pelkey

Life is Valuable Education
Phone: (802) 527-1674

Vermont Homeschoolers
Spruce Knob Road RR 1 6680
Middletown Springs, VT 05757

Vermont Home Schoolers Association
Phone: (802) 483-6296


Home Educators Association of Virginia (HEAV)
– Member-supported, statewide, nonprofit homeschool association.
– HSLDA discount
The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers (VaHomeschoolers)
– An inclusive organization and is neutral in matters of politics and religion.
– Enables parents to come together to promote and protect our homeschool freedoms.


Christian Homeschool Network (CHN)
10638 SE 236th St.,
Kent, WA 98031
Phone: (253) 639-3325
– A statewide grass roots organization dedicated to protecting your God given right to home educate in Washington State without government interference.Christian Heritage Home Educators of Washington
11716 S Player Dr.,
Spokane, WA 99223
Phone: (509) 448-5584
– Encouraging families toward excellence in Biblical, home-based education & discipleship.

Washington Association of Teaching Christian Homes (WATCH)
– To promote and enhance Christian homeschooling in Washington State
– Statement of Faith.
– HSLDA discount

Washington Homeschool Organization (WHO)
– Statewide, non-profit membership organization
– WHO is non partisan, non sectarian, and non discriminating in its views.

Family Learning Organization (FLO)
– Statewide, non-profit membership organization.
– Serving the diverse interests of home-based education in Washington State.
– Non partisan, non sectarian, and non discriminating.

West Virginia:

Christian Home Educators of West Virginia (CHEWV)
– CHEWV offers legal and legislative monitoring and advocacy
– $15.00 discount on HSLDA membership
– Requests HSLDA membership number on application
West Virginia Home Educators Association (WVHEA)
P. O. Box 3707
Charleston, WV. 25337-3707
Phone: (800) 736-9843
– Open to everyone, regardless of religion, personal beliefs, or educational philosophy.


Wisconsin Christian Home Educators Association (WCHEA)
– Non-profit organization dedicated to serving home educators in Wisconsin.
– Statement of Faith.
– Statement of Purpose: To encourage and maintain the creation, growth and unity of distinctly Christian home education support groups throughout the state.
Wisconsin Parents Association (WPA)
Post Office Box 2502
Madison, WI 53701-2502
– An inclusive state-wide grassroots organization, founded in 1984.


Homeschoolers of Wyoming (HOW)
– HSLDA discount,
– Statement of Faith for leaders.
– Membership in HOW is open to all families home educating their children in Wyoming.
Wyoming Catholic Homeschoolers (WYCHS)
– Prayer requests, announcements, family updates, requests, and questions.

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