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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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New Hampshire Homeschooling Coalition (NHHC)
The NHHC supports all reasons for homeschooling and is not tied to any particular method, religion or philosophy. The statewide New Hampshire Homeschooling Coalition functions as an important source of information. The Coalition also publishes the New Hampshire Home Education Guidebook, provides a bi-monthly newsletter, and offers support through annual workshops and other events.
New Jersey Homeschool Association (NJHA)
The New Jersey Homeschool Association (NJHA) is an inclusive, nonpartisan organization and exists to protect the homeschooling freedoms of all New Jersey citizens. NJHA acts as a statewide information clearinghouse for active and potential New Jersey homeschoolers and others interested in homeschooling, and monitors and addresses legislative and other encroachments on homeschooling freedoms.
North Carolinians for Home Education (NCHE)
NCHE is a private, volunteer organization active at the state level, serving North Carolina homeschoolers. NCHE was organized to support and encourage home educators and to protect the right to freely home educate in North Carolina. NCHE is operated on the basis of Biblical principles and living faith, welcoming members of all races, nationalities, and religions who subscribe to the NCHE ideals.
North Dakota Home School Association (NDHSA)
The North Dakota Home School Association (NDHSA) encourages and assists Christian families in the education of their children according to Biblical principles. They provide home educators and the general public information pertaining to the Biblical, academic and legal aspects of home education. There are benefits to becoming a member of NDHSA, however, non-members may still choose to be on their mailing list and receive the legislative action alerts and e-newsletters at no cost.
Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network (OCEANetwork)
OCEANetwork exists to serve the Lord Jesus Christ through supporting, encouraging, protecting and advancing private Christian home education in Oregon. They support families all over Oregon and SW Washington with workshops, conferences, and written materials. One of their goals is to protect the rights of families to home educate by monitoring legislative and congressional actions that may jeopardize those rights.
Rhode Island Guild of Home Teachers (RIGHT)
RIGHT is a Rhode Island non-profit organization offering local and national events to homeschoolers. Their support groups are organized into chapters representing geographical locations. State-wide activities, chapter activities, and local homeschool events are included in their newsletter. Members are also alerted to legislation that could be detrimental (or helpful) to homeschooling and parental authority through their newsletter as well as their email list.
South Carolina Home Educators Association (SCHEA)
SCHEA supports home educators in South Carolina and performs a lead role to create legal protection for home education in South Carolina. SCHEA monitors legislation on both state and federal levels, produces an annual convention, and operates an information system networked with support groups across the state communicating events and announcements.
South Dakota Christian Home Educators (SDCHE)
South Dakota Christian Home Educators is a Christian non-profit organization dedicated to promoting private Christian home education as an outstanding educational opportunity and to protecting the God-given rights of parents to direct the education and training of their children. They are committed to fostering an accurate and favorable image of home education to the general public and to providing Christ centered events, information, resources, support, training and leadership to all member families involved in home-centered education throughout the state of South Dakota. Membership in SDCHE is free.
Southeast Texas Home School Association (SETHSA)
The Southeast Texas Home School Association is Christian service organization established to minister to the home-schooling community in the greater Houston and southeast Texas area. SETHSA is dedicated to the rights of parents to choose the type of education that is best for their children and to ministering to those choosing to pursue a home-based, parent-directed alternative. SETHSA’s ministry provides support and encouragement in the efforts of teaching at home through hosting a yearly curriculum fair, publishing a monthly newsletter, and sponsoring of a spelling bee, geography bee, and Read to Succeed programs. SETHSA, also, periodically publishes a beginners’ handbook. SETHSA’s goals are to provide support and to help connect homeschool families with the local homeschool stores, support groups, co-ops, graduation sponsors, sport organizations, bands, choirs, robotic clubs, 4-H, and a variety of educational class providers.
Teaching Parents Association (TPA)
The Teaching Parents Association (TPA) is a Christian organization networking new, current, and former homeschool families within the state of Kansas. TPA provides education, edification and encouragement through multiple channels such as support groups, programs, and events.
Tennessee Home Education Association (THEA)

The Tennessee Home Education Association (THEA) was provides a statewide network of support, encouragement, and assistance to homeschooling families. By dividing the state into seven geographical areas to establish chapters and having THEA members elect area leadership, they have developed a unified, representative homeschooling voice and strong state, regional and local support for thousands of families that home school.

The Arkansas Education Alliance
The Education Alliance is Arkansas' leading group for the promotion, protection, and improvement of home education. The Education Alliance is a division of Family Council (a conservative research and education organization established in 1989 in association with Focus on the Family and Dr. James Dobson). Family Council and the Education Alliance are nonpartisan, non profit, and tax-deductible. The Education Alliance serves as Arkansas' largest state-wide home school organization and they are the contact organization with the Home School Legal Defense Association.
The Education Association of Christian Homeschoolers (TEACH)
TEACH is a non-profit, all volunteer, Christian organization which has labored to establish and preserve home education freedoms in Connecticut since 1990. The purpose of TEACH is to support, inspire and work to protect families in their God-given right to direct the education of their children. TEACH is actively involved in influencing legislation regarding home education in Connecticut and, when necessary, at the federal level.
The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers
VaHomeschoolers appreciates that homeschoolers are diverse in their beliefs and backgrounds, but united in loving our children, valuing their education, and treasuring our freedom to homeschool. For this reason, VaHomeschoolers is an inclusive organization and is neutral in matters of politics and religion. VaHomeschoolers enables parents to come together to promote and protect our homeschool freedoms.
The Utah Christian Home School Association (UTCH)
The Utah Christian Home School Association (U-TeaCH) provides support, education and fellowship for Christian families who have made the decision to educate their children at home. They provide field trips; workshops; support group meetings; a discount to membership in HSLDA; a high school graduation ceremony; an annual convention; an annual used book sale; a private, umbrella school; a resource library; and a regular newsletter. They also alert members to pending legislation which might affect their right to educate their children at home.
Vermont Home Education Network (VHEN)
Vermont Home Education Network (VHEN) was formed to promote, lobby, network, and enhance home education in Vermont. They offer a newsletter and discussion forum.
Washington Homeschool Organization (WHO)
The Washington Homeschool Organization (WHO) is a statewide, non-profit membership organization. Its mission is to serve the diverse interests of home-based education in Washington State. WHO is nonpartisan, nonsectarian, and nondiscriminating in its views of homeschooling and participation in its activities.
West Virginia Home Educators Association (WVHEA)
WVHEA is an inclusive, statewide homeschool organization serving the interests of the diverse homeschooling community. WVHEA supports and reports on homeschooling in West Virginia. WVHEA’s offers Homeschoolers Day at the Legislature, Family Day, and the Fall Conference. WVHEA also offers annual testing in the Spring and publishes its newsletter, The WVHEA Report, during the even months.
Wisconsin Christian Home Educators Association (CHEA)
Wisconsin CHEA is a non-profit ministry serving home educators in the state of Wisconsin. CHEA maintains an informative website, conducts media interviews upon request, and works diligently to inform the general public about the benefits of home education. CHEA keeps the public informed of all homeschool news, both state and nationwide, and conducts an annual statewide home educators’ conference.
Wisconsin Parents Association (WPA)
WPA is a statewide, inclusive, grassroots organization founded in 1984 to oppose legislation that would have severely limited homeschoolers' freedoms by giving the Department of Public Instruction power and authority over homeschools. WPA brings families together through annual conferences and a network of Regional Coordinators, informs the legislature, the media, and the general public about homeschooling, and maintains a favorable climate of opinion for homeschooling in Wisconsin.

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