McKinney-Vento Supports for Students Experiencing Homelessness

 

Montcalm Area Intermediate School District coordinates the McKinney-Vento Homeless Grant to provide services, training, and supports to the school districts of:

As the grant coordinator, we provide training, support, informational resources, and guidance to the Homeless Liaisons in each of the school districts of our four counties (Montcalm, Ionia, Gratiot, and Isabella). Each of our school district have a plan and a designated person, the Homeless Liaison, trained to work with homeless students and their families to provide homeless students the same educational opportunities as housed students by removing as many barriers to learning for homeless students as possible.

If you are a homeless student or family members or school staff member seeking to support a homeless student and have questions school or a family (including questions about shelter and/or transportation), please contact the Homeless Liaison in your school district directly. The following resource includes the names, phone numbers, and email addresses for all of the Homeless Liaisons in Montcalm, Ionia, Gratiot, and Isabella counties:

School District Homeless Liaisons by District and County


When you open the link below, you will find a list of all school districts and their associated homeless liaisons in Montcalm, Ionia, Gratiot, and Isabella counties color coded by county. Each liaison is listed with an address, phone number, and email address. 

Click to access the 4-SURE District Homeless Liaisons for Montcalm, Ionia, Gratiot, and Isabella Counties.

The list is updated in real time and refreshes in in your web browser window automatically every 5 minutes to ensure accurate data. You can use this document in two ways:

  1. You can search the page using the search or magnifying glass feature on your smartphone or Ctrl+F to search by the name of your district.
  2. You can scroll through and look for your district by county. Counties are color coded to make finding your district faster.
    • Montcalm is blue.
    • Isabella is purple.
    • Ionia is yellow.
    • Gratiot is orange.

Resources for Schools

 

  • Title IX - McKinney-Vento Homeless - Michigan Department of Education

  • Homeless Liaison Toolkit (2020 Edition) - National Center for Homeless Education - This is a comprehensive resource that will assist both new and veteran local liaisons in carrying out their responsibilities. Drawing on the expertise of practitioners with over ten years of experience in implementing the McKinney-Vento Act, the 2013 edition of the Homeless Liaison Toolkit includes requirements of the law, good practices, sample forms, and links to resources.

  • 4-SURE Homeless Liaison Launchpad: 4-SURE Consortium Member Liaisons can access the 4-SURE Homeless Liaison Launchpad internal support site (with credentials) to find internal consortium forms and information. No external access will be granted.

Additional Resources

 

Homeless Awareness Resources

 

The Make Them Visible Foundation [MTVF] raises investments and awareness to humanize the homeless. MTVF addresses the need for a collaborative movement where non-profits work together to secure funds and harness change.  www.makethemvisible.com