If you lost your housing . . .
and now live in a shelter, motel, vehicle, camping ground, or temporary trailer; on the street; doubled-up with family or friends; or in another type of temporary or inadequate housing, your child might be able to receive help through a federal law called the McKinney-Vento Act.
Contact us to talk confidentially about your situation:
Hatty Ligon – Parent/McKinney-Vento Coordinator for FPS
Teresa Barrick – Homeless Liaison Assistant
National Center Homeless Education: http://nche.ed.gov/
State of Michigan Homeless Information: http://profiles.nche.seiservices.com/StateProfile.aspx?StateID=27
PBS NEWSHOUR: To fight student homelessness, this school district helps the whole family. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/fight-student-homelessness-school-district-helps-whole-family/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=newshour
Bridge Magazine - Jan 12, 2017: Homeless student, meet volunteer family. Now, graduate. http://www.bridgemi.com/children-families/homeless-student-meet-volunteer-family-now-graduate
Bridge Magazine - Jan 12, 2017: Fewer homeless veterans. More homeless children in state. http://www.bridgemi.com/children-families/fewer-homeless-veterans-more-homeless-children-state
Bridge Magazine: Leader of Grand Rapids homeless shelter keeps the focus on accountability. http://www.bridgemi.com/success/leader-grand-rapids-homeless-shelter-keeps-focus-accountability