Homeless Education Program

What is “Homeless Education”?

Education Service Center Region 13’s Homeless Education program (HEP) has worked with regional school districts, charter schools, and social service agencies for over 20 years to encourage and support the identification, enrollment, and academic success of children and youth without homes.

Students without homes have certain rights under the law.  (The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is the name of the major Federal law that protects this group.)  Many people – students, families, school teachers or administrators – may be unaware of their rights and responsibilities under this Act.  We help educate educators about how they can best help these most vulnerable children succeed.

What programs and services are available?

Region 13’s HEP offers a wide variety of educational, informational, and networking opportunities, including on-site trainings, center-based workshops, electronic newsletters, an online class, and technical assistance for homeless liaisons and campus staff.