“Being homeless is hard, but thanks to the Homeless Education and Resource ToolKit, I have access to the resources and support I need to continue my education. The ToolKit helps me find shelters, food, clothing, health care, transportation, and tutoring. It also connects me with counselors and advocates who understand my situation and help me overcome the challenges I face. The ToolKit gives me hope and confidence that I can achieve my goals and dreams.”
The McKinney-Vento Act is a federal law that ensures homeless children and youth have equal access to a free and appropriate public education. McKinney-Vento liaisons are designated school district employees who work to identify, enroll, and support homeless students and their families.
The following toolkit is designed to support McKinney-Vento liaisons with their work. This toolkit includes a range of resources and materials to assist in work, including guides on identifying homeless students, ensuring school stability, and addressing the needs of homeless students. The toolkit may also provide information on collaborating with community organizations to support homeless families, as well as sample forms and templates to streamline the liaison's work.