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PA Homeless Children Initiative

 (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 Ariel Robinson, local school district Homeless Liaison, at 938-5151, extension 3018, 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
A General Guide to Pennsylvania’s Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) Program
Finding Your Way in PA

Finding Your Way in PA is a Pennsylvania based mobile and desktop app designed to share services, resources, and information with young people and families, particularly those experiencing homelessness. While using the app, users can search for and request assistance with services and resources in their current location, local communities, and throughout PA to connect them with helpful supports.  To learn more, please visit:


*PLEASE NOTE: This is a free app, but standard message and data rates may apply.  The Finding Your Way in PA mobile and desktop apps are not directly affiliated with The Punxsutawney Area School District.  If you have difficulty with the app, please contact the developer directly.