We work to reduce and remove educational barriers for youth experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia. If your living situation is in transition,
our office is here to help you.



We ensure that all children and youth experiencing homelessness are enrolled, participate, and have the opportunity to succeed in school. Our mission is to reduce and/or eliminate educational barriers using local “best practices” and the authorized activities of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

The McKinney–Vento Homeless Assistance Act guarantees a free and appropriate public education for all children and youth experiencing homelessness. B.E.C. 42 U.S.C. 11431 outlines procedures for deciding school placement, enrolling students, and determining responsibility. Federal and state laws make our responsibility clear.

Referral Form

If you or someone you know has experienced a hardship which has led to displacement, please click on the ICON below and someone from the ECYEH team will contact you.

Contact Support

  • Monday – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Thursday – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Friday – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Phone: 215-400-4830, Option 4
Cell: 267-784-9956

Email: ECYEH@philasd.org

Address: 440 N. Broad Street, Suite 243, Philadelphia, PA 19130