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Families Living in Transition - McKinney-Vento

Serving students experiencing homelessness as defined by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act in all public school districts and public school academies throughout Wayne County. The Wayne RESA Homeless Education Program supports districts with ensuring that students living in transition are provided with seamless educational services. The Program also provides training for local liaisons, school staff, shelter staff, and the community on the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

Services and Resources

Supportive Housing and Homeless Services

If you are a family in need of services to support housing stability, your local Housing Assessment and Resource Agency (HARA) provides support to the community. For assistance in Wayne County, reach out to one of the agencies listed below.

Community Assistance Hotline

Established to support the educational needs of students experiencing homelessness. Hotline will be answered 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Please call (734) 334-1567

Community Resources

Food Distribution Sites

If your housing is unstable,
your schooling doesn’t have to be

If you live in any of the following situations

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  • In a shelter
  • In a park, campground or on the beach
  • In a motel or hotel
  • In a car, abandoned building, or on the street
  • Living with others due to loss of housing or economic hardship
  • Inadequate living conditions (lack of utilities, unsafe housing)
  • Unaccompanied youth experiencing any of the situations above

You have the right to

Boy smiling as he leaves a schoolbus
  • Get help with documents required for enrollment
  • Enroll immediately and attend class
  • Participate in school activities and programs
  • Receive school meals
  • Remain at the same school or transfer to a new school
  • The support of the district’s McKinney-Vento liaison

You may be eligible for services

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  • School supplies and uniforms
  • Transportation to and from school of origin
  • Referrals for housing, health care, food, and other services
  • Academic support and tutoring



May Bamrick

Administrative Assistant

Carol Ann Paul

Manager of State & Federal Programs, and Special Populations

Sabrina Rudy

Special Populations Consultant