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Homeschool Associations

Here you will find links to statewide organizations formed to provide advocacy and legislative watch to homeschooling families.  If you are looking for support groups in your area, click here.

Entries beginning with an asterisk are national organizations.

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Georgia Home Education Association (GHEA)
The Georgia Home Education Association is a network of home education families and support groups dedicated to observing the Biblical commands for parents to train their children.
Home Educators Association of Virginia (HEAV)
Home Educators Association of Virginia is the oldest and largest member-supported, statewide, non-profit homeschool association. Since 1983 they have successfully worked to promote and protect home education in Virginia through information, legislation, and resources. HEAV, coming from a biblical worldview, serves all homeschoolers—regardless of religious or philosophical beliefs.
Home Educators' Resource Organization of Oklahoma (HERO)
HERO of Oklahoma's primary purpose is to provide information concerning the many local and state educational resources available to Oklahoma home educators. As a network of homeschooling families and support groups, HERO of Oklahoma also helps families connect with each other through their web site, gatherings, and e-mail discussion groups. HERO is an inclusive statewide resource organization; not a support group.
HomeSchool Association of California (HSC)
The HomeSchool Association of California is a nonprofit volunteer-run homeschool organization that provides advocacy, legislative watch, and family events. HSC is fully inclusive and celebrates diversity.
Homeschoolers of Maine (HOME)
Homeschoolers of Maine (HOME) is a Christian ministry dedicated to preserving, protecting and promoting home education in the State of Maine. HOME maintains a current list of support groups and refers new homeschoolers to their HOME Regional and County Representatives. HOME Email News Updates contain information on events, activities, news, legislative alerts, etc., to share with local support groups. HOME Regional Leaders form around the state gather at the annual convention, held in the spring, for further updates, sharing and fellowship.
Homeschoolers of Wyoming (HOW)
The Purpose of Homeschoolers of Wyoming (HOW) is to provide support and further the interests of family-funded, parent-directed home education of children. The support provides a network for legislative purposes, newsletters, conventions, and activities. The leadership is Christian directed and lead, consisting of couples serving as board of directors. These officials advise and inform the county contacts throughout the state. The county contacts volunteer to pass on information and help those in their county. Local support groups are very loosely structured in most cases.
Idaho Coalition of Home Educators (ICHE)
The purpose of the Idaho Coalition of Home Educators is to protect the right to home educate within the state of Idaho. To this end, ICHE sponsors standardized testing, Legislative Day (an annual reception at the Statehouse), and E-mail Legislative Alerts.
Illinois Christian Home Educators (ICHE)
Illinois Christian Home Educators is a not-for-profit Christian organization composed of families dedicated to the success of home education in Illinois. ICHE is governed by a Board of Directors and is not a membership organization. ICHE serves to network different support groups from all over Illinois for the purpose of sharing information and encouraging one another. For the individual home educator, ICHE sponsors conventions and conferences throughout the year and sponsors some family outings. For the beginning home educator, ICHE offers a Beginner's Packet to answer questions and to help new home educators find a local support group.
Indiana Association of Home Educators (IAHE)
The IAHE is a non-profit organization founded in 1983 for the purpose of serving the Lord Jesus Christ through supporting and encouraging families interested in home education. Primary functions are maintaining visibility as home educators with civil government leaders, influencing the legislative process, and sponsoring seminars for parent education. They also publish a free bimonthly magazine, The IAHE Informer. Their statewide annual convention serves to encourage those who have been homeschooling for a number of years and those who are just getting started.
Information Network for Christian Homes (INCH)
Information Network for Christian Homes serves families interested or involved in home education by providing the information, resources and encouragement needed to teach their children at home in the state of Michigan, and to work to ensure the continued freedom to do so. They provide assistance and information via telephone, mail, email and their wehsite; provide resource materials such as books, videos, cassettes and information packets; sponsor annual conventions and seminars; establish and maintain communication with state and national home education leaders, legislators, attorneys, and media officials; assist in contacting and forming local support groups; and much, much more.
Kentucky Home Education Association (KHEA)
Kentucky Home Education Association is a non-sectarian organization open to all conscientious supporters of home education. KHEA is the oldest, statewide homeschooling organization. Their purpose is to recognize, encourage, and protect the inalienable, God-given right of parents to educate their children at home; to monitor legislation as it relates to home education; to disseminate information concerning pertinent home education issues; to provide spokespersons for home education in Kentucky; and to inform the general public and policy makers of the credibility and value of home education.
Loving Education At Home (LEAH)
Loving Education At Home (LEAH) is a statewide organization dedicated to supporting and promoting home education throughout New York. One of their major purposes is to support a statewide network of mutual support groups by and for home educating parents. They publish a statewide quarterly newsletter, conduct annual homeschool conventions, and monitor the New York State Legislature and the State Education Department regarding developments on home education policy and regulations.
Maryland Association of Christian Home Educators (MACHE)
MACHE exists to support the Christian home schooling families and support group leaders in the state of Maryland . They provide a quarterly newsletter to member families and groups, offer a discount for membership in the Home School Legal Defense Association , and host an annual curriculum fair, symposiums, workshops, and other events. MACHE also coordinates with the Maryland State Department of Education, giving input and advice to them on issues that relate to home schooling in the state of Maryland. They also monitor the Maryland state legislature to ensure that our freedoms to teach at home are not compromised.
Massachusetts Home Learning Association (MHLA)
The Massachusetts Home Learning Association (MHLA) is an advocacy and education organization which endorses home learning as an alternative to public or private schooling. MHLA informs and educates families, school officials, the media, elected officers, policymakers and other constituencies about the benefits, societal impacts and unique educational methods of homeschoolers.
Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators (MÂCHÉ)
Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators (MÂCHÉ) is a statewide organization for parents who have chosen to homeschool. MÂCHÉ provides information to the home educator and acts as an effective vehicle to facilitate and safeguard the home education opportunity in Minnesota.
Mississippi Home Educators Association [MHEA]
The Mississippi Home Educators Association [MHEA] seeks to enable, equip, and encourage those families committed to teaching their children at home. MHEA accomplishes this goal through their annual conferences, and through their affiliated local support groups; by monitoring and influencing state and national proposed legislation and sponsoring programs that inform and educate prospective and veteran home educators; and by encouraging Mississippi home educators to excel in their home education program and to have strong Biblically-based families that will bring up Mississippi’s next generation of Godly leaders.
Montana Coalition of Home Educators (MCHE)
MCHE brings homeschoolers together to protect Montana's home school freedom while maintaining the independence and autonomy of the individual families and the existing local and state organizations. An executive committee serves as a central clearinghouse for information, sets up and maintains a communication network, watches for political and legal threats to Montana's freedom, and informs homeschoolers and suggests possible actions to meet those threats.
Nebraska Christian Home Educator's Association (NCHEA)
NCHEA serves homeschool families in Nebraska. They provide newsletters full of information and practical ideas, an annual conference and curriculum fair with national experts and vendors, legislative oversight to keep you informed on the issues that impact your family, a speakers bureau for your support group or civic group to help educate others about homeschooling.
Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators (NICHE)
Homeschooliowa.org is the official site of the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators. NICHE is a Christian organization that exists to provide support and information to home educating families in the state of Iowa.
Nevada Homeschool Network (NHN)
Nevada Homeschool Network (NHN) strives to advocate for homeschooling and the freedom of each family to educate their own children as they see best. It is their intent to respond to the wishes, concerns and interests of the homeschooling community, and to report on legislative, legal and other matters relevant to homeschooling and family education.

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