HOMELESS CHILDREN HAVE THE RIGHT TO A FREE, APPROPRIATE PUBLIC EDUCATION
(McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001)
Who is considered homeless?
Children or youth and their families living in a shelter, transitional housing, motel, vehicle, campground, on the street, or doubled-up with relatives or friends due to a lack of housing are considered homeless.
Where can you call for assistance?
The Homeless Children's Initiative exists to help homeless children with a variety of services and can assist homeless children during this time of change and stress. If you are homeless with school-age children, please call Dr. Paul Ruhlman, local school district Homeless Liaison, at 814.623.4260, for more information.
Pennsylvania's Homeless Children's Initiative: "Dedicated to meeting the needs of Pennsylvania's Homeless children." Click here for more information regarding the PA Department of Education's programs for homeless children and youth.