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: 

Brian C. Parise, Assistant Superintendent

329 Seal Ave.

Selinsgrove, PA  17870


Elementary (K-5th Grades) Point of Contact:  Rebecca Romanic, LSW

600 N. Broad St.
Selinsgrove, PA 17870
570-372-2287 Fax

Secondary (6th – 12th Grades) Point of Contact:  Tonya Hatter, LSW

500 N. Broad St.
Selinsgrove, PA 17870
(570) 372-2230
(570) 372-2240 FAX

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

Additional Resources:

Family 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