With the support of our HEP Liason Advisory Council, our Homeless Education Program has compiled resources that can be used by LEA/Charter Homeless Education Liaisons and resources specifically for parents.
State and Local Resources for Unaccompanied Youth Experiencing Homeless
The HEP Liasion Advisory Committee created a padlet that hosts various resources across the state for our Homeless education liaisons to utilize.
Homeless Education Policies and Resources for Homeless Education Liaisons
This section provides Arizona local homeless education liaisons with resources to help build capacity with the McKinney-Vento Program. The Homeless Liaison Toolkit is the handbook for the liaison role.
Local liaisons play a critical role in the implementation of the McKinney-Vento Act. Local liaison responsibilities can be found here: Liaison Duties.
Parent Resources for Enrollment and School Services
The educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness are established under the McKinney-Vento Act. This act is the primary piece of federal legislation dealing with the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness in the United States. It was reauthorized as the Every Child Succeeds Act in 2015. According to the McKinney-Vento definition, children and youth must be considered homeless to qualify for these rights. ADE Homeless Education Flyer for Public Notice
Please see the ADE Contact Information page for assistance in enrolling your student(s) at a new school or receiving transportation back to their school of origin.
NCHE: Parent Resource Brochure This webpage from the National Center for Homeless Education provides specific resources for parents experiencing homelessness.
ADE Exceptional Student Services ESS ensures that public education agencies in Arizona have special education programs, policies, and procedures that comply with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and its implementing regulations and that eligible children and youth with disabilities receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE). ESS provides professional learning opportunities, provides technical assistance to schools, supports the needs of families of students with disabilities, monitors schools for compliance with the regulations that implement the IDEA, and administers the IDEA Entitlement grant.
Below are resources for housing and support services:
Arizona 2-1-1 provides statewide resources on several topics. You can call 2-1-1 from any phone or visit their website at: https://211arizona.org