Pennsylvania's Homeless Children's Initiative

Pennsylvania’s Homeless Children’s Initiative
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Division of Student and Safe School Services
333 Market Street, 5 Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Program overview:
The main purpose of the Pennsylvania Homeless Children’s Initiative is to make sure homeless youth have access to appropriate education while removing barriers that homeless children face.  It’s goal is to have the educational process continue as uninterrupted as possible while the children are in homeless situations. 
Pennsylvania’s education for Homeless Children and Youth Program is meeting it’s aim to minimize the impact of homelessness on education.  By keeping kids in their schools of origin when possible and coordinating educational services, it us helping students experiencing homelessness access all of the benefits of an educational system other resident students take for granted.
That’s where the services offered by the Regional Site Coordinators across the state make a difference.  Working with the schools, shelters and individuals families, Coordinators help alleviate disruption.  They assist students to bypass barriers so they can get into a new school quickly or stay in the school of origin. 
To order publications and materials on homelessness at no charge, call
1-800-770-4822 Ext. 1361
For more information, contact the State Coordinator for the PDE Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program in Harrisburg at
Access the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program on the Internet:
Pennsylvania had 8 McKinney-Bento regional homeless sites with Coordinators to assist homeless children.
Michelle Voithofer
Intermediate Unit 1
(724)-938-0820  Ext. 21

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