Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH)

Anyone who is experiencing the following is considered homeless.

  • Lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence
  • Sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason
  • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, camping grounds due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters
  • Abandoned in hospitals
  • Living in a public or private place not designed for humans to live
  • Living in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, bus or train stations, etc.
  • Youth on their own who lack a fixed, adequate and regular primary nighttime residence (unaccompanied youth)
  • Migratory Children who qualify as homeless because the children are living in circumstances described above.

For further assistance or information:

Selinsgrove Area School District’s Homeless Liaison

Kelly Hoffman

329 Seals Avenue

Selinsgrove, PA  17870

570-372-2213

khoffman@seal-pa.org

Regional Homeless Coordinator Contact:
Jeff Zimmerman, Pennsylvania’s Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program
Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18 570-718-4613
jzimmerman@liu18.org

Additional Resources:

Regional Homeless Handbook

Policy 251 – Homeless Students

McKinney-Vento Overview (Staff Training

Free and Reduced Meal Application

Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Website – Homeless Education