Center for Schools and Communities provides resources on behalf of Pennsylvania’s Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program. These resources are available to individuals interested in the issues pertaining to the educational rights of students experiencing homelessness.

Preparing for ECYEH and ARP-HCY Monitoring with the 2022 Revised Monitoring Tool

The recorded webinar, PDF of the PowerPoint presentation, and Frequently Asked Questions document provide guidance for homeless liaisons, superintendents, and additional school staff on the process for ECYEH monitoring and the process for ARP-HCY monitoring; including an overview of the revised monitoring tool used during monitoring visits, review of required documentation, best practices for preparing for your monitoring visit, and data reporting required as part of the monitoring process.

View Preparing for ECYEH and ARP-HCY Monitoring video

View PDF of PPT presentation

Download FAQs document

Homeless Liaison Directory

The homeless liaison, as the person in charge of ensuring students who are experiencing homelessness can enroll and succeed in school, supports and helps students in homeless situations. Search the online Homeless Liaison Directory to find your district’s liaison.

Program Coordinator Directory

There are eight ECYEH Program regional sites in operation. Each region has coordinators that will assist with any questions about specific situations or general ways to help homeless students. The program coordinators are overseen by the state coordinator who is located in Harrisburg at the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Search the online Program Coordinator Directory to find your regional/county and state coordinator(s).

Homeless Shelter Directory

The directory contains a listing (not all-inclusive) of emergency shelters and housing programs for homeless youth and/or families. Search the online Homeless Shelter Directory to find shelters in your county/statewide.

Child Accounting Guidelines

This booklet provides information about child accounting procedures. Request hard copies of the Guidelines at [email protected] or download the Guidelines from the PDE website.

ECYEH Multilingual Flyer

This ECYEH flyer is in English, Arabic, Chinese, Nepali and Vietnamese.

National Organizations – Homeless Education

These national organizations provide information, resources and training to support educational stability for children and youth experiencing homelessness:

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)

National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)

SchoolHouse Connection (SHC)