Resources for EHCY
Resources for HEP Liaisons
The HEP Liasion Advisory Committee created a padlet that hosts various resources across the state for our Homeless education liaisons to utilize.
Resources for Parents and Youth
State and Local Resources for Unaccompanied Youth Experiencing Homeless
The Safe Place program provides outreach and prevention programs as well as a 24/7 crisis shelter (Open Hands)
- 24/7 hotline: 602.841.5799
- 24/7 text line: 69866 or HELP (44357)
- Safe Place sites (Quick Trip gas stations, Valley Metro, and several more sites)
Homeless Youth Connection 9950 W. Van Buren, Suite 114, Avondale, AZ 85323 Office: (623) 374-3747
Home Base Youth Services 4520 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 602-263-5531
Our Family Services 2590 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712 (520) 323-1708
Youth on Their Own (YOTO) 1660 N. Alvernon Way – Tucson, Arizona 85712 520.293.1136
The Lighthouse Project Program 1037 E 34th St. Tucson, AZ 85713 520-909-0754
Northland Family Help Center 24-Hour Crisis Line: 928-527-1800
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 and in Espanol.
Please contact the McKinney-Vento district liaison found on the ADE Contact Information page for assistance. The McKinney-Vento liaison's role is to assist families and student with 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.
NCHE: Supporting Homeless Children and Youth with Disabilities- Information for Parents
This article provides information for parents about getting school help for children who may have special needs.
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
- Feeding America is just one of many food banks that provide needed food to the community. Visit their website to find one close to you: https://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/arizona
- Arizona Housing Coalition The link below provides housing and information on federal assistance by county. https://www.azhousingcoalition.org/needhelp.html
ADE Early Childhood Education: Preschool resources