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The Department has moved to 135 Santilli Highway in Everett. The Department's office and Licensure Welcome Center are open. The new location has free parking and is a short walk from the Wellington station on the MBTA's Orange Line.
Student and Family Support (SFS)

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act

Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program

This program works to ensure the enrollment, attendance and the opportunity to succeed in school for homeless children and youth. This program collaborates with other state agencies and community providers to support homeless families and their students.

Homeless Education Liaison

Contact

For technical assistance, complaints or other questions please contact our Problem Resolution Services staff at 781-338-3700 or Compliance@doe.mass.edu .

Shirley Fan-Chan , Homeless Education State Coordinator
781-338-6310

Regional Homeless Education Liaisons:

Regional Liaisons have considerable experience and are available to provide local district liaisons with technical assistance on cases, best practices, and resources, assist with district trainings and mentor new homeless liaisons.

Guidance and Resources

Federal and State Laws

Grant Program

Funding is available to school districts with significant numbers of homeless students and can be used to provide tutoring and academic support, professional development, engagement of homeless parents in their children's education, and access to mentoring, after school and summer programming. The current RFP for this grant provides further details.

Trainings, Meetings & Orientations

DESE Data

For further inquiries, please email achievement@mass.gov .

Related Resources

Last Updated: February 7, 2024

 
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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
135 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA 02149

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370

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