•  Monadnock Title I


    Monadnock Students Experiencing Homelessness


    Who is eligible to receive help under the McKinney-Vento Act?

    If a student is in a temporary living situation due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason and is now living in a shelter, motel, vehicle, camping ground, or temporary trailer; on the street; doubled-up with family or friends; or in another type of temporary or inadequate housing, this student may be eligible for services through a federal law called the McKinney-Vento Act.

    Homeless children and youth are those who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.


    Educational Rights

    Under the federal McKinney-Vento Act, children and youth in homeless situations have the right to:

    • Go to school, no matter where they live or how long they have lived there.
    • Attend either the local school or the school of origin, if this is in their best interest; the school of origin is the school the child attended when s/he was permanently housed or the school in which the child was last enrolled.
    • Receive transportation to and from the school of origin
    • Enroll in school immediately, even if missing records and documents normally required for enrollment such as a birth certificate, proof of residence, previous school records, or immunization/medical records.
    • Enroll, attend classes, and participate fully in all school activities while the school gathers records
    • Have access to the same programs and services that are available to all other students including transportation and supplemental educational services
    • Attend school with children not experiencing homelessness; a school may not segregate a student who is experiencing homelessness.

     


    Resources

    Click the link below, and then click the icons on the map to see the resources in our area, along with phone number, address, and website if available.   Also, to view the resources as a list, and/or if you would like to filter out certain categories, click on the little box with the arrow on the left in the title bar.  There, you can click on resources to see them and check and uncheck categories to be shown on the map. 

    https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1ygIh5jseXKN8YUR7qNJZyN-VzVf6_c2X&ll=42.936127589640215%2C-72.29421213357132&z=13

     

    Map Key:

    • Orange (building) = housing agency
    • Orange (bed) = shelter
    • Light green (building) = food assistance agency
    • Light green (spoon and knife) = food pantry &/or meals
    • Purple (building) = clothing assistance agency
    • Purple (hanger) = affordable clothing resource
    • Blue (building) = welfare office
    • Red (medical bag) = medical and mental health
    • Gray (person reading) = library
    • Dark green (building) = Monadnock Regional School District office
    • Dark green (children) = Monadnock Regional School District school

     

    Please click here for our printable brochure with resources to housing agencies, food pantries, etc.

    Please click here for our resource board for families experiencing homelessness.

     


    Contact

    For more information, please contact our district homeless liaison, Sharon Arnone, at 603.357.2042 or sarnone@mrsd.org or the NH Homeless Helpline at 2-1-1.