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McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
Education for Homeless Children and Youth

The McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Act ensures the immediate enrollment, school stability, and academic support needed to increase the educational success of homeless children and youths.

It defines homeless children and youths to be those who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. 

If you have school or preschool aged children or you are a youth not in the custody of a parent/guardian and are experiencing homelessness, please contact one of the persons listed below for assistance:

Julie O’Malley
Lower Moreland School District Homeless Liaison
2551 Murray Avenue
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Phone: (215) 938-7426

Michelle Connor
Region 8 Homeless Coordinator
(Bucks, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, and Northampton counties) 
215-348-2940 ext 1361

Storm Camara
State Coordinator Pennsylvania Department of Education
Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program
333 Market Street, 5th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Office (717) 772-2066


Additional Resources

McKinney-Vento Act

Your Way Home, Montgomery County, PA

Helpline: 610-278-3522

The Your Way Home Montgomery County Partnership to End Homelessness is the county’s unified and coordinated housing crisis response system for families and individuals experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness.

211 - 211 provides callers with information about and referrals to social services for every day needs and in times of crisis. 
Phone: 211 - a nonprofit website and app (for iOS or Android) that offers the location and contact information of more than 40,000 food pantries and similar food programs across the country