Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Resources

DPI Homeless Resources:

November 4, 2014 State Coordinators webinar with District Homeless Liaisons

Listed below are state-wide organizations that provide resources that can assist district staff in helping families, children, and youth in their communities.

  • ACCESS
    Wisconsin Department of Health Services website. ACCESS is an internet tool. It can help individuals see if they or a family member might be eligible to receive benefits, such as: Food Share; Medicaid; Badger Care Plus; Senior Care; WIC – Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children; Free/Reduced-Price School Meals; Summer Food Service Program; The Emergency Food Assistance Program and tax credits.
     
  • Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    An alphabetical county by county listing of domestic abuse services in Wisconsin.
     
  • Wisconsin Front Door
    This section of Front Door can help you find rental housing by location, specific address, or school district. The website provides an affordability calculator and other resources for your housing search.
     
  • Wisconsin Women’s Health Guide
    This guide is a resource for county agencies and health care providers who work with women and families.
     
  • Wisconsin Runaway Programs Listing
    State-wide listing of Runaway programs

 

Associations/Organizations

 

Parent Information

  • Parent Booklet
    National Center for Homeless Education. This brochure explains the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness and informs parents about ways in which they can support their children's education during times of mobility.
     
  • Parent Orientation of McKinney-Vento Act
    National Center for Homeless Education. This 11 minute web-based orientation explains the education rights of students who are homeless to parents and if your child qualifies for services.
  • Enrolling a Family Sample Video Simulation

 

Training Resources:

PowerPoint and Visual Presentations

Community Outreach Resources

 

For questions about this information please contact one of our State EHCY Coordinators: 

Kristine Nadolski (608) 267-7338

Susan Piazza (608) 267-1284