What types of educational help can families experiencing homelessness receive?
Under McKinney-Vento, eligible families can receive assistance with school enrollment, uniforms, transportation (if applicable), school supplies and supplemental items (as available), targeted education/job/life skills instruction, subject tutoring, and referrals to partner agencies. If a family becomes homeless during the school year, even for only one (1) day and report as such, they are able to receive services throughout the entire year.
Our Programs and Services
The McKinney–Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act guarantees a free and appropriate public education for all homeless children and youth. Our programs and services are structured around providing that education.
Enrollment Assistance: Admissions & Transfers
Our office helps students experiencing homelessness with the paperwork and requirements needed to enroll
We help school staff arrange transportation for qualifying students through SEPTA passes or yellow bus service (if applicable)
School Supplies and Uniform Assistance
We help students who need additional funding for uniforms and other necessities to attend school
Emergency Assistance (Non-Homeless)
Our office also helps non-homeless students experiencing unexpected crises
After-School & Summer Tutoring
We host this educational program for McKinney-Vento students to keep them on track to academic success