•  HOMELESS CHILDREN HAVE THE RIGHT TO A FREE,
    APPROPRIATE PUBLIC EDUCATION
     (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 Cyndee Peles, local school district Homeless Liaison, at 938-5151, extension 5009, for more information. 
     
    PADE  
    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.