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

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


NCHE Products You Can Order or Download

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:

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

To download or print: Click here for a list of our products and publications that are available to Download and Print.

NCHE Listserv Sign-Up

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

Training, Webinars and Materials


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

 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.


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

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

Resources for State Coordinators and Local Liaisons

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.

Update State Coordinator for Homeless Education and/or homeless education/McKinney-Vento website information for your state.

  • Annual State Coordinators Meeting materials
  • Ad-hoc Sharing Session - School Reentry *new August 2020* Powerpoint including resources and notes from fellow State Coordinators
  • Ad-hoc Sharing Session - Reclaiming Wellness: A State Coordinator Wellinar *posted November 2020* Explore definitions of self-care and well-being, discuss signs and symptoms of burnout, and identify strategies to address self-care.
  • McKinney-Vento in ESSA State Plans:
    A Summary of Plans and Highlighted Practices
    This resource provides a description of key elements of State plans, while highlighting practices and offering reviewers' recommendations for each requirement.
  • 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.
  • SEA Website Tip Sheet *new April 2021* This tip sheet includes requirements and recommendations for McKinney-Vento SEA websites.
  • 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.
  • "10 in 10" Orientation Tutorial for New State Coordinators
    Based on information in NCHE’s more comprehensive State Coordinator's Handbook, the “10 in 10” series provides 10 short modules on key topics to quickly orient new State Coordinators. It includes links to additional resources, questions to consider, and a wrap up to reinforce key points and help in developing a work plan

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 2020 edition of the Homeless Liaison Toolkit includes requirements of the law, good practices, sample forms, and links to resources.

Homeless Education Issue Briefs

Best Practices in Homeless Education