Homeless Youth

Homeless Education Resources

Information, Laws, and Advocacy

California Department of Education, Homeless Children and Youth Education  
Information and resources for homeless youth and the agencies that serve them.

McKinney-Vento Act
The McKinney-Vento Act is a federal law providing funding and requirements ensuring access to education for all homeless students.

National Center for Homeless Education
National research and resource center to help communities address the education needs of students who are homeless.

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)
A national grassroots membership association that connects educators, parents, advocates, researchers, and service providers to ensure success for children and youth in homeless situations.

The California Research Bureau and the California Homeless Youth Project
A research and policy initiative that highlights the challenges faced by unaccompanied young people who are homeless or lack stable housing.

California Coalition for Youth
A statewide grassroots nonprofit organization that serves disconnected youth ages
12-24 throughout the state, advocating for public policies, programs, and services that respect and empower all youth.

College and Careers

NAEHCY Higher Education Helpline
1 (855) 446-2673 (TOLL-FREE)
Assistance with issues related to students experiencing homelessness accessing higher education

College Access and Success for Students Experiencing Homelessness
A toolkit for educators and service providers

Access to Higher Education for Students Experiencing Homelessness
Resources and information for students and college personnel

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
U.S. Department of Education free application for federal student aid.

Helping Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Access College Financial Aid
Guide for schools, parents, students on educational opportunities and access to higher education.