Homeless Children in the U.S.A.?
Education – McKinney-Vento Act
This Act was reauthorized in January 2002 as Title X, Part C, of the No Child Left Behind Act, is the primary federal legislation regarding the education of children and youth in homeless situations. For more information see:
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE homepage
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children
Some Housing and Support Services
Youth Harbors is privately funded and offers to pay rent and to house youth aged 18 — 21 in Malden, Everett, Roxbury, and Somerville, MA . Staff members work with students in local schools, and surf the net for families with rooms to rent so as to find housing for homeless students.
Bridge Over Troubled Waters and Covenant House (New York) offer services and housing for teens, including pregnant teens.
The Haven Project — Building Bridges of hope and healing for ages 17 – 24 – support and referral service
Journeys of Hope Journeys of Hope offers a drop-in center 3 days weekly at the First Universalist Church in Salem, for youth aged 18 — 24.
Youth on Fire (Cambridge Cares) offers a drop-in center for homeless youngsters with AIDES and more aged 14-24.
In Massachusetts, there will soon be a report with a better description of this social problem.