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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

Sheldon Winnick
State Coordinator Pennsylvania Department of Education
Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program
333 Market Street, 5th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
(717) 783-6466

Additional Resources

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