Resources

  • Helpline

    For assistance with an issue related to the education of a child or youth experiencing homelessness, contact the NCHE homeless education helpline toll-free at (800) 308-2145 or homeless@serve.org.

    Assistance is available in English and Spanish. | Ayuda está disponible en inglés y español.

  • Order Products

    The National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE creates and distributes a number of valuable and informative resources dealing with the issue of education of homeless children and youth.

    To order online visit NCHEhelpline.org

    To order via Purchase Order download NCHE's sales order form

  • Listserv

    Join our Homeless Education listserv to communicate with colleagues across the nation about emerging issues within homeless education.

    NCHE Homeless Education List Sign-up

State Coordinators

Here State Coordinators for Homeless Education will find resources designed specifically to help them with their role. As the technical assistance center for the U.S. Department of Education's federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program, NCHE is here to support you.


  • Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program: Guide to Developing an Annual Plan for State-Level Activities
    This guide will assist State Coordinators for homeless education in a step-by-step process to review state Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) program requirements.
  • Getting to Graduation: Tools for Using Data to Support Student Success *updated Feb 2018*
    This manual was designed to help State Coordinators identify priority areas for program growth based on available data.
  • State Coordinator's Handbook
    This handbook will assist State Coordinators in implementing the McKinney-Vento Act in their state, providing information and strategies for identifying local liaisons (as required by federal law), training local liaisons in their role, and maintaining ongoing communication with local liaisons.
  • State Educational Agency Informal Needs Assessment
    State Coordinators should undertake an annual review of data and activities to ensure that the State Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) program is identifying and meeting the needs of homeless children and youth through activities conducted at the State level, as well as through activities to oversee and support local educational agencies (LEAs) in serving homeless children and youth.
  • State Homeless Education Data Extranet
    Through the Extranet, State Coordinators have access to homeless education data from their state in the form of interactive and static data maps, and downloadable data files. Data accessed through the Extranet can be used to inform the development of needs assessments, workplans, and training materials. Access to the Extranet is password-protected.

Local Liaisons

Here Local Liaisons for homeless education will find resources designed specifically to help them with their role. As the technical assistance center for the U.S. Department of Education's federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program, NCHE is here to support you.


  • Homeless Liaison Toolkit
    NCHE's Homeless Liaison Toolkit is a comprehensive resource that will assist both new and veteran local liaisons in carrying out their responsibilities. Updated to reflect the requirements of the McKinney-Vento Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the 2017 edition of the Homeless Liaison Toolkit includes requirements of the law, good practices, sample forms, and links to resources.

 

Training

I PREFER SELF-PACED TRAINING

Self-paced online training allows you to review training materials at your own pace and at a time of your choosing.

Note:
 Many materials used for self-paced training (e.g. training videos) are the same as those used in live, interactive group training; however in self-paced training, you review these materials on your own. Materials include previously recorded NCHE Webinars, PowerPoint presentations, online video trainings, and print resources.

I PREFER LIVE, INTERACTIVE GROUP TRAINING

Live, interactive group training allows you to review training materials in a group setting, with opportunities to ask questions and interact with others.

Note:
 Live, interactive group trainings take place on a designated date at a designated time in the form of Webinars.

Homeless Education Issue Briefs

Best Practices in Homeless Education