Families in Transition

Homeless Education: General Information
Understand the facts surrounding student homelessness.  This article supplies key information about the causes of homelessness and how it impacts students academically and socially.  It also supplies information on legislation now in place to protect children and youth experiencing homelessness.

Brief On The Causes and Effects of Homelessness

McKinney-Vento and Children Awaiting Foster Care Placement
Children awaiting foster care are to be provided the same services as other homeless children and youth according to the McKinney-Vento Act.  As federal law is vague in its definition of "awaiting foster care" many states have defined its meaning.  In Michigan, a child placed in foster care up to six continuous months in the same family qualifies for services under the McKinney-Vento Act.  Please review the information provided, and if you have further questions, contact your school's District Homeless Liaison.

Michigan SEA Guidance on Awaiting Foster Care Placement

Helping Homeless Students In Your Classroom
Here are some helpful tips on making your classroom inviting for homeless students 

Creating A Welcoming Classroom for Homeless Students