Truancy and Homeless Education Outreach
Homeless Outreach and 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.
Food Pantries Resource List
Identification & Drivers License - Homeless Certification
Birth Certificate Payment Vochure (Put on Your Organizations Letterhead, in accordance with state law)
Lifeline Assistance Program for Low Income (previously Obama Phone)
Federal Data Summary School Years 2015-16 through 20 new 17-18: Education for Homeless Children and Youth (January 2020)
Preschool and Homeless Education- Illinois
Unaccompanied Youth (NCHE Policy Guidance)
State Laws to Support Experiencing Homelessness (School House Connection)
Ending Homeless Today, PBS Documentary (4 minutes)
The Kids in the Shadows, (30 minutes)
On Their Own, Decatur School District (20 minutes) CLICK on Resources, towards the bottom of the list look for Video "On Their Own"
Worn Out Welcome Mat (20 minutes)
Serving Students Who Are Homeless: A Resource Guide for Schools, Districts, and Educational Leaders.