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Homeless Information

Facts about the McKinney - Vento Homeless Education Act:

Part of the No Child Left Behind federal legislation, this law protects homeless students from discrimination and mandates equal access to educational programs and services. Students who are identified as homeless must have barriers to their education removed.

For more information about district (Janesville) resources, please contact:

Carrie Kulinski Homeless Liaison 751-7779
Christine Wesling Coordinator of Student Services 743-5079
Kristine Nadolski
Susan Piazza
Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program
Wisconsin Department of Instruction

Community Resources:

House of Mercy homeless shelter: 754-0045
American Red Cross for residential fires: 754-4497
ECHO food pantry and emergency shelter vouchers: 754-5333
Salvation Army emergency shelter vouchers and transitional living programs: 757-8300
YWCA domestic violence shelter and transitional living programs: 752-2583
HealthNet free clinic: 756-4638
Janesville Community Health Center at Mercy Clinic- South sliding scale medical care: 758-7814
Rock County Job Center to apply for food share, Medicaid, employment opportunities: 741-3400
For referral to other services: 752-3100

How Can You Help?

The following is a list of ongoing needs for our homeless youth, please consider donating. You can drop your donations at the Education Services Center for Carrie Kulinski.

List of Needs
Socks (all sizes)
Underwear (all sizes)
Warm/waterproof gloves
Winter Boots
Snow pants
Gift cards (food or groceries)
Gas cards (fuel only cards)
Bus tokens
School supplies
Back packs

Helpful Links

To learn more about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act, try the following websites:

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction: http://dpi.wi.gov/homeless/
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY):   http://www.naehcy.org/
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE:   http://www.serve.org/nche/
National Law Center on Homeless and Poverty:   http://www.nlchp.org/
Housing and Urban Development: http://www.hud.gov/homeless/index.cfm