Children who lack a stable home are vulnerable to many adverse outcomes, including chronic health problems, difficulty accessing health care and witnessing violence. Homeless children and youth are difficult to count because they usually change residences and schools often, and many youth–especially unaccompanied teens–try to hide the fact that they are homeless. The McKinney-Vento Act defines homelessness as lacking a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. This includes students who are living in motels, trailer parks, campgrounds, emergency shelters or sharing housing with others.
Join us for this experience as we learn and:
- Become knowledgeable of the need for resource opportunities for youth facing poverty resulting in homelessness;
- Share the specialize service Outreach provides in building relationships with youth who are at-risk and poverty stricken in the community and high schools;
- Address the need for school and community partnerships in order to create positive outcomes for McKinney Vento students