McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Assistance Act
The McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. McKinney-Vento provides federal funding to states for the purpose of supporting district programs that serve homeless students (in non-permanent housing).

The definition of Non-permanent housing includes children and youth who lack a regular, adequate and fixed nighttime residence including: children who share housing with other persons due to loss of housing or economic hardship; children living in emergency or transitional shelters; children living in motels, campgrounds, trailer parks etc. as well as unaccompanied youth.

The Culture & Character Coach, Anthony Fratantonio, serves as the Homeless Liaison for Christa McAuliffe Charter School. Please contact him with any questions or concerns at (508) 879-9000 ext. 133.

Community Resources

English Language Education Services
Framingham Adult ESL Plus
Conversation Classes at Framingham Public Library

Food
Daniel's Table*
Pearl Street Cupboard and Cafe
A Place to Turn
Salvation Army Framingham
*McAuliffe has a Daniel's Table freezer with available food for anyone who is in need. Please contact your child's guidance counselor for more information.

Household Goods and Furniture
Fresh Start Furniture Bank
Project Just Because
Household Goods
UWDS Warehouse Store

Housing Assistance
2016 Emergency Assistance Advocacy Guide
Emergency Assistance Application Family Guide
DHCD Emergency Assistance Application Process
Shelter and Resource Directory

Legal Services
MetroWest Legal Services

Medical
WIC
MetroWest Free Medical Program
Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Program

Mental Health Services
Wayside Youth and Family Support Network
Advocates
Parents Helping Parents
Mass 211

Utility Assistance
SMOC Fuel Assistance
Utilities Shut Off Information