Who is homeless?

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 2001-Title X, Part C of the No Child Left Behind Act-Sec 725)

The term homeless children and youth-

A). Means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; and

B). Includes-

  1. Children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or a awaiting foster care placement;
  2. Children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings
  3. Children and youths who are living in a cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus/train stations, or similar settings, and
  4. Migratory children who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses (1) through (3).

Education of Homeless Children Act (105 ILCS 45/)

Homeless Family Placement Act (310 ILCS 85/) 

Homeless Liaisons:

District Liaisons:  
Mina Griffith, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services.  Email:  mgriffith@psd202.org  Phone:  (815) 577-4023
Kathy Pristas, Coordinator for Student Services.  Email:  kpristas@psd202.org  Phone:  (815)577-4023

School Liaisons:
Lisa Schlesinger    AS
Wisniewski, Paula      BMLC
Edmondson, Shannon    CE
Cook, Cindy    CL
Gumienny, Joann    CR
Herlien, Anya    CS
Miriam Neugebauer    DP
William Smith     EE
Morris, Shirley    FR
Gbur, Laura    GP
Fedinec, Angela    HG
Evan Roberts    IJ
Magerkurth, Donna    IT
Cheney, Jill    JK
Angeloni (was Ludek), Alyson    LB
Brasfield, Jennifer    LF
Fahrner, Laura    LN
Jasurda, Marybeth    MV
Schlanser, Megan    PA
Pacanowski, Laurie    PEHS
Bloodgood, Josh    PHSCC
Rohde, Sandi    EP
Stone, Kristi    PNHS
Bouey, Andre (Counselor)    PSHS
Aguilar, Sharon    RI
Beasley, Clare    RV
House, Lori    TJ
Hawkins, Virginia (Ginny)    TR
Lauren Cibella    WE
Chris Pavlich    WG

Resources for Families:
What You Need to Know to Help Your Child in School:  A guide for Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers

Will County Regional Office of Education http://www.willroe.org/index.php/services/homeless/

The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) www.serve.org/nche
Contact: Diana Bowman, Director.  Phone: (800)755-3277 Email:  dbowman@serve.org

U.S. Department of Education, Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program www.ed.gov/programs/homeless/index.html
Contact: Gary Rutkin, Coordinator.  Phone: (202)260-4412 Email:  gary.rutkin@ed.gov

The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth(NAEHCY) www.naehcy.org
Contact: Patricia Popp, President.  Phone:  (757)221-7776