Homeless Youth Services
McKinney-Vento for Parents and Youth
As parents raising children while trying to manage the difficulties of homelessness, the last thing you want to worry about is your children's education. The McKinney-Vento Act was created to give your children some rights as you navigate your way to a permanent housing situation. Your children's rights include:
Tara Bishop is Perry Central's McKinney-Vento Liaison, and Joyce Foury is the Homeless Youth Coordinator. Our role is to help families in homeless situations with school related issues. For example, the liaison can help with problems related to enrollment, request transportation on behalf of the children, help obtain immunizations or immunization records and birth certificates, and help mediate disputes with the school district.
Contact Tara Bishop at 812-843-5576 or by email at email@example.com
Contact Joyce Foury at 812-843-5122 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many families are not living in homeless shelters, but do not have a home of their own. Families who are staying with family members or friends are referred to as "doubling-up." Not all families that are doubled-up are homeless, but families who stay with others because of a loss of housing or due to economic hardship are covered by the McKinney-Vento Act and are entitled to the rights it provides for students.