The Connecticut State Department of Education will ensure that all Connecticut children in homeless situations have the opportunity to attend, enroll in and succeed in school. The federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act requires all school districts to ensure access to public education for children and youth experiencing homelessness and ensure success in school once enrolled. This includes:
- Choice of School;
- Comparable Services;
- State or Local Policies Must Not Keep Homeless Children from Attending School; and
- Homeless Children Must Not Be Segregated.
If you are homeless or need help with housing, you are not alone.
The best way to get help quickly is to dial 2-1-1 or visit the 2-1-1 website and click on housing and/or homelessness for programs that help people who need housing or shelter.