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Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program (EHCY)


3, 913 pencils represent the number of homeless children and youth reported by NH schools during the 2016-2017 school year.

3, 913 pencils represent the number of homeless children and youth reported by NH schools during the 2016-2017 school year.

The McKinney-Vento Act, Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program (EHCY) is designed to address the challenges that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school.

Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness: An introduction to the issues. Acrobat Reader

Resources for School Professionals and Homeless Liaisons

These resources are meant to assist school professionals and homeless liaisons to better understand their duties and obligations under the law, and to provide strategies on addressing issues related to homeless students.

Resources for Homeless/In Transition Youth and Parents

These are informational resources meant for both youth and parents that are in transition that would like to gather more information about the rights and services students are entitled to and how schools can help.

Guidance and Q+A Resources

These resources deal specifically with the McKinney-Vento Act, the federal law that establishes the rights and entitlements of homeless youth. School professionals, and in particular homeless liaisons, will find this information critical to performing their duties to full capacity.

Online Resources to Help Meet the Educational Needs of Homeless Children, Youth, and Families

VIDEOS for Raising Awareness, Training, and Professional Development

  • “What Does Homeless Look Like” (2017) A look at homelessness in New Hampshire through the eyes of children, parents, and youth
  • Hear Us. Giving Voice and Visibility to Homeless Children and Youth. Award winning videos , resources and and training materials
  • National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE). Self-Paced Online Training. Includes recorded NCHE webinars, print Resources, and Powerpoint Presentations.
  • Samantha and Tricia”. Listen to a podcast featuring two NH teens sharing their thoughts about homelessness (50 minutes). A rare glimpse into the lives of youth living on their own without a home. Includes a discussion guide to download.

Data: Homeless Children and Youth

Homeless Liaison Contact List

The homeless liaison contact list contains the names and contact information of every homeless liaison in the state of New Hampshire.

McKinney-Vento Subgrants

McKinney-Vento (MV) Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) 2016-2019 sub-grant awardees Acrobat Reader

  • Claremont
  • Laconia
  • Manchester
  • Mascoma Valley Regional School District
  • Rochester
Lynda Thistle-Elliott
603-271-3840
Lynda.ThistleElliott@doe.nh.gov
Kristine Braman
Program Assistant
603-271-6055
Kristine.Braman@doe.nh.gov

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