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PA Homeless Children's Initiative


McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act was created to aid homeless persons. The Act defines the term “homeless children and youths” as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. Please use the links below for important information regarding Pennsylvania’s Homeless Children’s Initiative (McKinney-Vento Act):

McKinney-Vento Act Flyer - ENGLISH | SPANISH
Additional Resources:
 General Guide to Homelessness Education for Homeless Youth (BEC)   Dispute Resolution Process
 Educational Rights for Parents (English) Educational Rights for Parents (Spanish) Dispute Letter - English
 Homelessness InfographicSchoolHouse Connection Dispute Letter - Spanish

If you believe you may be eligible, please contact the PVSD Social Workers or your school counselor to find out what services and supports may be available.

PVSD Social Workers
Jim Rude – jrude@pvsd.org       
610-409-8580 ext. 3044

Jamie Slack - jslack@pvsd.org
610-489-1230 ext. 2015  

Patti Colucci - pcolucci@pvsd.org
610-489-1230 ext. 2016