Homeless and Displaced Students - Do You Need Assistance?

  • If your family lives in any of the following situations, your school-age children may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act:

    • In a shelter
    • In a motel or campground due to the lack of an alternative adequate accommodation
    • In a car, park, abandoned building, or bus or train station
    • Doubled up with other people due to loss of housing or economic hardship

    If you believe your children may be eligible, see the information on this page, or contact the local liaison to find out what services and supports may be available. There also may be supports available for your preschool-age children.

Contact Information

  • Local Contact:

    Dr. Teresa Herrero Taylor, Director of Special Services - (732) 833-4605

    State Coordinator:

    Phoebie Thomas - (609) 376-9080

    mckinney.vento@doe.nj.gov

NJ Homeless HOTLINE

  • Dial 211 - Live Assistance 24/7

    Multiple languages, Free & ConfidentialFlyer for Homeless Hotline listing phone number as 211

     

Information for Parents and Students

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    Parent Poster With Homeless Resource Information