Homelessness and Displacement
Resources and information for CAIU area
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CAIU resource links
Displacement Resources- Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Perry, Adams & York
Perry County Food Resources
Home - Neighbor Helping Neighbor Food Bank
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Cook food. Spread love. Strengthen communities.
Lasagna Love is a nationwide grassroots movement that aims to positively impact communities by connecting neighbors with neighbors through homemade meal delivery. It also seeks to eliminate stigmas associated with parents--especially moms--asking for help when it is needed most.
Capital Area Coalition on Homelessness - 717-255-6587
The Capital Area Coalition on Homelessness “CACH” is a nonprofit 501C3 organization that consists of over 70 organizations, agencies, churches and other non-profits, that mobilizes its resources to help our regions families and friends who are homeless, or are dangerously close to becoming homeless.
CACH’s members have a proven track record of steadfast and faithful commitment to helping our families and friends when they need it most – and help them get back on their feet, recover from despair and shame, and restore them to self-sufficiency with pride. CACH has purposefully gone that extra mile to reach out to our Veterans, survivors of domestic violence, the disabled, and the elderly among us. Every day, Every week, All-Year-Long, we change lives.
The mission of CACH is to educate and mobilize the community and coordinate services to prevent and reduce homelessness in the Capital region.
The vision of CACH is that every family and individual in the Capital area has access to safe, affordable housing and the skills and resources necessary to maintain life in that housing.
LHEAP Information October 2023
Training Recordings and Resources - RHLS
2023 Trainings LIHEAP 2023-2024 Program Review, 11/01/2023 Recording Materials: PowerPoint slides, Q&A, 23-24 LIHEAP One-Pager (English and Spanish) Defending Against Utility Terminations: A Spring Primer, 03/30/2023 Recording Materials: PowerPoint slides, Desk Guide 2023, "I Need Help" 2023 (English), "I Need Help" 2023 (Spanish) PA HAF Utility Stakeholder Meeting, 03/27/2023 Recording PowerPoint slides 2022 Trainings PA
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Utility Justice Project Manager
Pennsylvania Utility Law Project
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Phone: (484) 282-4447
In applying FERPA to our electronic records system, we are wondering if an unaccompanied youth can remove her parents from the contacts/demographics screen. This essentially would remove the parent from getting automated calls around attendance and things of that nature; however, it wouldn't prevent the parent from actually getting transcripts, etc. Do unaccompanied youth have the right to do this?
Answer: Yes, unaccompanied youth do have the right to do this. Since the McKinney-Vento Act requires LEAs to remove barriers to enrollment and retention in school for children and youth experiencing homelessness, the school has to be sensitive to issues that could lead to students avoiding school or even dropping out.
We have a system that provides parents a login to a database where they can view their child's real-time grades, homework due, etc. We have an unaccompanied youth whose parent took a screenshot of grades and posted it on Facebook, while also saying some very cruel things about the student. My question: What rights does an unaccompanied youth have to request that the school restrict their parent from having access to this database?
Answer: To our knowledge, FERPA does not provide parents the right to access online databases of this kind. FERPA does give parents the right to "the opportunity to inspect and review the student's education records." However, that doesn't necessarily mean immediate access to an online database.
We have some unaccompanied homeless youth who are 18 and have asked that their parents not receive their school records. We now have a persistent parent who wants education record information on her child. Our registrar says we must disclose education records if the student was claimed as a dependent on the parent's tax return, even if they are 18. Does this also apply to unaccompanied youth? The main concern is that the student does not want the parent finding out where she is, due to safety concerns.
Answer: The language your registrar is referencing is the following: "6. If I am a parent of a college student, do I have the right to see my child's education records, especially if I pay the bill? As noted above, the rights under FERPA transfer from the parents to the student, once the student turns...
6 Things to Know About Privacy, FERPA, and Homelessness
1. FERPA protects the privacy of student education records. 2. FERPA always must be interpreted in light of the McKinney-Vento Act when considering privacy for students experiencing homelessness. Schools must remove barriers to identification, enrollment, and retention of McKinney-Vento students.[i] Students and families may avoid sharing information about their homelessness if they fear the information will be shared with other school staff or outside agencies.
Surrogate Parenting Resources
Surrogate Parents Program - Capital Area Intermediate Unit 15
A surrogate parent is a person designated to assume responsibility in matters relating to the identification, evaluation, and educational placement of students for whom no parent or guardian can be identified, or their whereabouts are unknown, or the child is a ward of the state.
Various program or shelter resources
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Homeless Resources - Finding Your Way in PA
Finding Your Way in PA connects people in need to services like Homeless & RunAway Youth Shelters, Crisis Lines, Soup Kitchens, Medical & Dental Clinics, Mental Health Centers, HIV/STI Testing, Clothing Resources, Legal clinics, Job Training, & other resources.
Dauphin County Residents Resource
Home | Thrive Housing Services | Harrisburg
Meeting the needs of transitional youth and their families. Our Goal, Vision & Commitment Donate & Help Make Change Programs & Services Life Skills Group Lunch & Learn Thrive Night Out Money Talks Meet & Greet Ladies Night Out What Our Residents Say I just want to thank Thrive for helping me when I needed it the most.
Dauphin County Project Connect- Thrive Housing - Ages preschool to grade 12
We currently are piloting the Project Connect Program in Region 2. In Dauphin County, Project Connect offers an outreach specialist (Dee Allen from Thrive Housing), educational, school supply, hygiene, and winter care kits (preschool to grade 12). A school or agency will need to submit a request for any students experiencing homelessness. Kits would need to be pick-up by the school/ agency at Thrive Housing and then distributed to the students. If you have any students experiencing homelessness who could benefit from the Project Connect Program, please submit a request here: https://sites.google.com/berksiu.org/projectconnect/project-connect-kits/kit-requests
Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness
Educational Stability for Foster Care Youth
Berks County Intermediate Unit
1111 Commons Blvd. Reading, Pa 19605
Other Resource Ideas
Literacy council can get really creative in helping eliminate barriers to employment and I know they connect with services for housing and homelessness and also transportation Search Literacy Council near me to get various numbers for your local area- Lemoyne location Phone: (717) 763-7522
OVR- If a child has an IEP. https://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Disability-Services/ovr/Pages/default.aspx (Check with IEP team/case manager regarding this and connection for student with OVR)
Adult Protective Services has been helpful as well. They should be called if a student is 18 https://www.dhs.pa.gov/contact/DHS-Offices/Pages/Adult-Protective-Services.aspx
Students entering college who are homeless/displacement-
A lot of colleges have a central point of contact now.
Medical, Dental Health or Mental Health Possible Resources
Penn. Stat. §35-10104 Medical, dental and health services may be rendered to minors of any age without the consent of a parent or legal guardian when, in the physician’s judgment, an attempt to secure consent would result in delay of treatment which would increase the risk to the minor’s life or health.
Resource provided during discussion of mental health consent and SAP referrals for Unaccompanied Youth
Educator Resources for McKinney-Vento
McKinney-Vento - Building an Army of Awareness for Homeless Youth
Are you looking for a comprehensive training program for your liaison and school staff? Look no further than Mckinney-Vento.org! Our program provides in-depth training on McKinney-Vento law and best practice strategies. Your team will learn the signs of potential homelessness which increases identification of eligible students while ensuring their educational rights are supported.
Child Care Resources
COMPASS HHS Provider Search Home
By continuing to the COMPASS Home Page, you will be leaving the Child Care and Early Learning Provider Search. You can always get back to the search from the COMPASS Home Page by clicking the link in the bottom right under "Provider Search."
Child Care Works - Community Connections for Children | ELRC
Child Care Works Child Care Consultants is the hub of child care information and resources for families, child care providers and our community. CCC manages the state Child Care Works Subsidized Child Care Program that assists eligible families to pay for some or all of the child care costs incurred when they are employed and/or in training.
Upcoming training opportunities
We're excited to announce that starting in January, we'll be hosting virtual Lunch & Learn sessions via Zoom. You're invited to join us on Tuesday, January 9th from 12pm to 1pm for our first session: 'Effective Strategies and Best Practices for Providing Transportation to Students Experiencing Homelessness'. We'd love for you to attend, so please block off your calendars and check out the attached Save the Date for more details.
To register for the session, please click on the link provided below.
Event Date: January 9th, 2023 Event Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Event Location: Via Zoom (Link to Follow)
Event Date: January 9th, 2023 Event Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Event Location: Via Zoom (Link to Follow)
We look forward to seeing you!
Liz, Missy, Sonia 🙂
Outreach & Marketing Specialist - Region 3
Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH)
Educational Stability for Foster Care Youth in PA
Lincoln Intermediate Unit #12
York Learning Center
300 East Seventh Avenue, Suite 600
York, PA 17404
Work Cell: (717) 809-4589
Link to ECYEH page: http://www.facebook.com/ECYEHPA
Free App for students and families experiencing homelessness: https://findingyourwayinpa.app/