Homeless Outreach and Education
Homeless Outreach Program - McKinney-Vento Homeless Education
This program is designed to meet the educational and personal growth needs of students who are considered homeless, as defined by McKinney-Vento Homeless Act. The purpose of this is to ensure children and youth who are homeless have an opportunity to meet the same standards that all children are held to. This is done by providing support to local school district liaisons to provide services and activities to improve the identification of homeless children and youth (including preschool-aged homeless children) and enable such children and youth to enroll in, attend, and succeed in school, including, if appropriate, in preschool programs. Furthermore, our outreach specialists serve as a bridge between the Area IV Lead Homeless Liaisons, and the local school building homeless Liaisons.
The Truancy/Outreach/Homeless Specialists serve as a bridge between the Area IV Lead Homeless Liaisons, and the local school building homeless Liaisons throughout DeWitt, Livingston, Logan, and McLean Counties.
Serving Students Who Are Homeless: A Resource Guide for Schools, Districts, and Educational Leaders
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(309) 828-5807 ext. 1214