Online Resources: FEDERAL

  • U.S. Department of Education: Education for Homeless Children and Youths (EHCY) The U.S. Department of Education is the federal agency charged with the administration and oversight of the McKinney-Vento Act's Education for Homeless Children and Youths program.
  • National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Center for Homeless Education is a national resource center of research and information enabling communities to successfully address the needs of homeless children and youth and their families. NCHE products include educational rights posters, parent brochures, the LEA Homeless Education Liaison Handbook, the State Coordinators' Handbook, and the NAEHCY listserv.

 Online Resources: NATIONAL ADVOCACY

National Center on Family Homelessness (NCFH)

NCFH is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to developing long-term solutions to family homelessness. The Center is committed to:

 

    1. building a rigorous knowledge base in the areas of family homelessness and poverty
    2. creating model programs, service demonstrations and technical assistance products
    3. disseminating information to increase public awareness and improve national, state, and local policies and programs.
National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP)
NLCHP monitors and enforces compliance with the McKinney-Vento Act, providing technical assistance to attorneys, service providers, parents and educators across the country to ensure that homeless children gain access to public school. The NLCHP website includes a self-advocacy kit, a flowchart for determining homelessness, reproducible Q&A booklets, and many other materials

 Online Resources: YOUTH

National Runaway Switchboard
The mission of the National Runaway Switchboard (NRS) is to help keep America’s runaway and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. The organization serves as the federally designated national communication system for runaway and homeless youth.
National Network for Youth (NN4Y)
The National Network for Youth is dedicated to ensuring that young people can be safe and lead healthy and productive lives. In doing so, young people are championed; especially those who because of life circumstance, disadvantage, past abuse or community prejudice have less opportunity to become contributing members of their communities.

 Online Resources: STATE and LOCAL

Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction - Issues of Homelessness
United Way 2-1-1
United Way 2-1-1 from any phone, 24 hours, 365 days
Homeless Services Consortium, Dane County
     
Meets monthly, (the first Tuesday) 

To join the list please contact:

Sue Wallinger
City of Madison, CDBG Office
(608) 261-9148
swallinger@cityofmadison.com
Homeless Services Consortium Local Resources