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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.

 

LOCAL RESOURCES

 Drivers License - Homeless Certification

Food Pantries Resource List

Illinois State Board of Education

Homeless Dispute Resolution Procedures, ISBE

 

Preschool and Homeless Education

 

RESOURCES

National Center for Homeless Education

Homeless Liaison Toolkit, 2017

Resources by Topic

 

BOOK RESOURCES

Serving Students Who Are Homeless: A Resource Guide for Schools, Districts, and Educational Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

 

For More Information 

(309) 828-5807 ext. 1214

homeliaison@roe17.org

 

 

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