Students Experiencing Homelessness

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act was established in 1987 and amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015. The Act defines the term “homeless children and youths” as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate night time residence.

The federal mandate ensures that homeless children and youth have access to the same free and appropriate public education as other children. Children who are homeless may qualify for assistance with school lunch, school supplies, tutoring and transportation so that they can remain in their school of origin.

If you believe that your child may qualify for this service, please contact the Principal of your child’s school. 

The BASIC EDUCATION CIRCULAR explains the categories of children who are "homeless" and entitled to the protections of the federal law. Please visit the website for more information.

https://www.education.pa.gov/Policy-Funding/BECS/uscode/Pages/EducationforHomelessYouth.aspx\

 

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Please use these links to connect to help in our area.

 

Food assistance, paying housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services.

http://www.211.org/services/covid19

 

Greensburg Homeless Shelters

https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/cgi-bin/id/city.cgi?city=Greensburg&state=PA7

 

Valley Youth House

https://www.valleyyouthhouse.org/programs/transitional-housing/bridge2home-host-homes/

 

Blackburn Center 

https://www.blackburncenter.org/