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McKenney-Vento

If you become homeless, the McKenney-Vento Act provides special services for your child to address the special needs he or she may have while displaced. The McKenney-Vento Act defines "homeless children and youth" as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This includes those who are sharing housing with others (doubled up with a friend or relative), living in motels or camp grounds, or living in emergency shelters, as well as those having no address because they are living in a car, public space or abandoned building.

McKinney-Vento provides transportation from the temporary residence to school and back, school uniforms and basic school supplies, tutors, and tools for school. Please click here to view a brochure with more details on the law and how you may access services.  Please click here for Spanish version of brochure.  

For more information, please contact Shynea Wood, District Liaison to the Homeless, at 203 574-8354, or email her at swood@waterbury.k12.ct.us.  

You may also contact your school's Parent Liaison for more information on how to access these services and to set up transportation for your child if needed.