Question

On a regular basis, children and youth report that school is a home to them – a place where they see the same faces, sit in the same seat, and can put their hearts and minds into pursuits that ease their daily troubles. In school, students gain the skills and support needed to avoid poverty and homelessness as adults.

National Organizations

Horizons for Homeless Children (HHC)
Horizons for Homeless Children is dedicated exclusively to serving young homeless children and their families. HHC provides direct services to young children and their families in Massachusetts. In addition to direct service, HHC advocates on behalf of young homeless children and their families with policy makers, and provides training and technical assistance to related service providers.

Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH)
ICPH is an independent nonprofit public policy analysis and research organization based in New York City. ICPH produces publications and content designed to illuminate the complex issue of family homelessness, and inform and enhance public policy related to homeless families, with an emphasis on the impact and outcomes on children.

National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)
NCHE is the U.S. Department of Education's information and technical assistance center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) program. NCHE provides a variety of free products and resources to the national homeless education and service provider communities. These resources include a comprehensive website, a toll-free homeless education helplinea homeless education listserv, educational rights posters, parent booklets, a Local Homeless Education Liaison Toolkit, a state homeless education contact directory, and more.

National Center on Family Homelessness (NCFH)
NCFH is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to developing long-term solutions to family homelessness. The Center is committed to: (1) building a rigorous knowledge base in the areas of family homelessness and poverty; (2) creating model programs, service demonstrations and technical assistance products; and (3) disseminating information to increase public awareness and improve national, state, and local policies and programs.

National Network for Youth (NN4Y)
The National Network for Youth is dedicated to ensuring that young people can be safe and lead healthy and productive lives. In doing so, young people are championed, especially those who because of life circumstance, disadvantage, past abuse or community prejudice have less opportunity to become contributing members of their communities.

National Runaway Safeline
The mission of the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is to help keep America’s runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. NRS provides education and solution-focused interventions; offers non-sectarian, non-judgmental support; respects confidentiality; collaborates with volunteers; and responds to at-risk youth and their families 24 hours a day at 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929).

U.S. Department of Education: Education for Homeless Children and Youths (EHCY) Program
The U.S. Department of Education is the federal agency charged with the administration and oversight of the McKinney-Vento Act's Education for Homeless Children and Youths program.

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