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McKinney-Vento

McKinney-Vento - Texas Education for Homeless Children and Youth (TEHCY) Program

The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless as children lacking a fixed, regular, and adequate residence. If any one of the three conditions is missing, the child is considered homeless.
 
  • Fixed: Stationary, permanent, not subject to change
  • Regular: Used on a regular (nightly) basis
  • Adequate: Sufficient for meeting both the physical and psychological needs typically met in home environments
 
     Parent Poster                                         Youth Poster
 

Under federal and state law, children and youth experiencing homelessness have a right to a free, appropriate public education (FAPE). The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (federal law) provides assistance to states to help them ensure educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness. This program helps State Educational Agencies (SEAs) ensure that homeless children, including preschoolers and youths, have equal access to FAPE, including a public preschool education, as provided to other children and youth. 

 

Consistent with the McKinney-Vento Act, children experiencing homelessness are to be provided services comparable to those received by other students in the school they attend, including transportation services, and education programs for which such students are otherwise eligible, such as services provided under McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 or similar state or local programs and programs for students with disabilities. 

 

State law also addresses the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness. Texas Education Code (TEC) §§ 25.001, 25.002, and 29.153 address educational rights concerning school admission and preschool for homeless students. 

McKINNEY-VENTO PROTECTION
 
WHAT TO DO IF YOU QUALIFY FOR McKINNEY-VENTO PROTECTION:
If you qualify for protection under the McKinney-Vento Act, you have access to certain rights and protections. There are several steps you can take to ensure that you are accessing all of the benefits your community may offer.
 
  • Know Your Rights
    The McKinney-Vento Act grants legal protections so that children and youth (ages 5-21 years) may enroll in, attend, and have the opportunities to succeed in school. Read the following fact sheets provided by NCHE to learn more about your rights and techniques for dealing with your children in a crisis situation.

  • Meet Your Liaison 
    By law, every school district and charter school must designate a homeless liaison that can educate and advocate for homeless students. Liaisons’ duties include helping students without homes enroll in school or pre-school, assisting to arrange transportation to school, and mediating disputes.


LIAISONS
“Homeless Liaison” may be in your job description – but do you know what it means?
 
By law, every local education agency (school district or charter school) must appoint a staff member to act as a liaison for students in homeless situations.  Often this person holds one or more other job titles, including parent or school liaison, migrant or outreach coordinator, counselor, principal, federal programs director, or assistant superintendent.
 
Liaisons are responsible for:  Identifying students in homeless situations, enrolling these students in school, and giving them “full and equal opportunity to succeed”. This includes:
 
  • Ensuring qualified students are also enrolled in other appropriate educational services such as Head Start or pre-school.
  • Referring students to appropriate health services.
  • Keeping parents and guardians informed as to their students’ options and rights.
  • Publicly posting notice of educational rights.
  • Mediating enrollment disputes.
  • Informing about and assisting with transportation arrangements.
  • Helping students obtain immunizations (where needed), and medical records.
  • Informing unaccompanied youth (students without parents or guardians) about enrollment options and assist them in enrolling.
  • Sample Student Residence Questionnaire (PDF)
  • Sample Intake Form (PDF)
  • Immunization Flow Chart (PDF)
  • Sample Transportation Letter (PDF)
  • Sample FAFSA Verification Form (PDF)
  • Dispute Resolution (PDF) 
School Contact Email
ALBA-GOLDEN ISD JENNIFER WIGINGTON [email protected]
ALTO ISD AMBER MIDDLETON [email protected]
ARP ISD LARA PARKER  [email protected]
BECKVILLE ISD LORETTA BLAIR [email protected]
BIG SANDY ISD CHRISTAL CALHOUN [email protected]
BROADDUS ISD JESSICA LOTT [email protected]
BROWNSBORO ISD RITA GRAY [email protected]
BULLARD ISD CHERYL HENDRIX [email protected]
CARLISLE ISD JOSH JOHNSON [email protected]
CARTHAGE ISD DONNA PORTER [email protected]
CAYUGA ISD BECKY THOMPSON [email protected]
CENTER ISD INEZ HUGHES [email protected]
CENTRAL HEIGHTS ISD AMANDA CRUMP [email protected]
CENTRAL ISD ANITA BYRD [email protected]
CHAPEL HILL ISD DEIDRA SUTTON [email protected]
CHIRENO ISD SANDI PINNER [email protected]
CROSS ROADS ISD KIM MATTINGLY [email protected]
CUMBERLAND ACADEMY TIM SCHODOWSKI [email protected]
CUSHING ISD GINA GRESHAM [email protected]
DIBOLL ISD SHAWNA NEAL [email protected]
DOUGLASS ISD SUE PAUL [email protected]
EAST TEXAS CHARTER TERRY LAPIC [email protected]
EDGEWOOD ISD BECKY GOODWIN [email protected]
ELKHART ISD TANA HERRING [email protected]
ELYSIAN FIELDS ISD TRACEY SMITH [email protected]
EUSTACE ISD DEANNA HAYNES [email protected]
EXCELSIOR ISD JOHNNY LEWIS [email protected]
FRANKSTON ISD KIM MCGUFFEY [email protected]
FRUITVALE ISD CESILY PEEPLES [email protected]
GARRISON ISD EUGENIA URIBE [email protected]
GARY ISD LEIGH ANN DANIELS [email protected]
GILMER ISD JEFFREY HAMILTON [email protected]
GLADEWATER ISD KIM DOLESE [email protected]
GRAND SALINE ISD DEBBY MORSE [email protected]
HALLSVILLE ISD AMY WHITTLE [email protected]
HARLETON ISD TRACI JONES [email protected]
HARMONY ISD CAROLYN DUKE [email protected]
HAWKINS ISD LINDSAY BELL [email protected] 
HEMPHILL ISD STEPHEN ENGLISH [email protected] 
HENDERSON ISD SHANNON BENNETT [email protected]
HUDSON ISD TERESA MATTHEWS [email protected]
HUNTINGTON ISD JILL WILSON [email protected]
JACKSONVILLE ISD LISA COX [email protected]
JOAQUIN ISD KATHY CARRINGTON [email protected]
KARNACK ISD VICKIE JACKSON [email protected]
KILGORE ISD MELISSA BROWN [email protected]
LANEVILLE ISD JESSICA OWENS [email protected]
LAPOYNOR ISD ASHLEY FAUCETT [email protected]
LEVERETTS CHAPEL ISD NIKKI SAXTON [email protected]
LINDALE ISD CHRISTY CLOUSE [email protected] 
LONGVIEW ISD DOLLY SOULE [email protected]
LUFKIN ISD TONJA AKRIDGE [email protected]
MALAKOFF ISD LAURA HOLCOMBE [email protected]
MARSHALL ISD ELISSHA MONSIVAIS [email protected]
MARTINS MILL ISD ROBIN GANDY [email protected]
MARTINSVILLE ISD RONI WALLER [email protected]
MINEOLA ISD DAVID SAUER [email protected]
MOUNT ENTERPRISE ISD TIFFANIE JONES [email protected]
MURCHISON ISD ANGIE WHITE [email protected]
NACOGDOCHES ISD RUBY RAMON [email protected]
NECHES ISD TRENT COOK [email protected]
NEW DIANA ISD MELISSA RYAN [email protected]
NEW SUMMERFIELD ISD DEANNA MOLLOY [email protected]
ORE CITY ISD KIM FREEMAN [email protected]
OVERTON ISD RUBY RICHARDSON [email protected]
PALESTINE ISD ROBIN CHAPMAN [email protected]
PANOLA CHARTER SCHOOL TIFFANY PASS [email protected]
PINE TREE ISD VALERIE BAXTER [email protected]
PINEYWOODS COMMUNITY ACADEMY MARILYN HANKLA [email protected]
QUITMAN ISD CHRIS MASON [email protected]
RAINS ISD RACHEL BOUNDS [email protected]
RANCH ACADEMY MELISSA PARDUE [email protected]
REGION 7 ESC LESLIE DOWDLE [email protected]
RUSK ISD CADI COLLINS [email protected]
SABINE ISD SHELLY YATES [email protected]
SAN AUGUSTINE ISD JASON MIXON [email protected]
SHELBYVILLE ISD CATHERINE DUVON [email protected]
SLOCUM ISD KIM TUTT [email protected]
SPRING HILL ISD TAYLOR CLARK [email protected]
STEPHEN F AUSTIN STATE UNIV. CHARTER SCHOOL NATALIE CARDENAS [email protected]
TATUM ISD DRENON FITE JR [email protected]
TENAHA ISD BRENDA FARMER [email protected]
TIMPSON ISD DANA EVANS [email protected]
TRINIDAD ISD NATALIE MARTIN [email protected]
TROUP ISD DAVID SMITH [email protected]
TYLER ISD VANESSA HOLMES [email protected]
UNION GROVE ISD JENNIFER APPLEGATE [email protected]
UNION HILL ISD TROY BATTS [email protected]
UT TYLER UNIVERSITY ACADEMY KATIE ADAMS [email protected] 
VAN ISD RICHARD PRIDE [email protected]
WASKOM ISD CARRIE MORO [email protected]
WELLS ISD BERRY CONSFORD [email protected]
WEST RUSK COUNTY CONSOLIDATED ISD GWEN GILLIAM [email protected]
WEST SABINE ISD MISTI SMITH [email protected]
WESTWOOD ISD TIFFANY CARWELL [email protected]
WHITE OAK ISD LISA WRIGHT [email protected]
WHITEHOUSE ISD MELINDA JENNINGS [email protected]
WINNSBORO ISD AARON NATION [email protected]
WINONA ISD HEATHER CARNES [email protected]
WODEN ISD BRANDI BENTLEY [email protected]
YANTIS ISD JANAN STRAZNICKY [email protected]
ZAVALLA ISD ELIZABETH BOULWARE [email protected] 
Crisis Center of Cherokee and Anderson Counties
313 West Debard
Palestine, TX 75801
(903)723-5858
Confidential Hotline 1-800-232-8519

Palestine Community Food Pantry (Pantry)
1434 Court Dr
Palestine, TX 75803
(903)723-5406

St. Vincent de Paul - (pantry/thrift store)
503 N. Queen
Palestine, TX 75801
903-729-2436 or 903-729-5093
The Sheepfold Texas (shelter)
P.O. Box 154137
Lufkin, TX 75915
(936) 465-4311
 
Lufkin, TX 75901
936-637-2520
 
Family Crisis Center of East Texas (emergency shelters and services)
1-800-828-7233
Lufkin - (936) 639-1681
Nacogdoches - (936) 569-1018
SFASU - (936) 468-7233
Center - (936) 427-5140
Alto Food Pantry
176 W. San Antonio St.
Alto, TX 75776
936-435-9797
 
Provides medical fairs and community resources
316 Smith St. 
Alto, TX 75776
936-858-412
 
Energy and emergency assistance, plus weatherization for those who qualify
613 E. Rusk St. Suite C
Jacksonville, TX 75766
903-589-5060
 
Crisis Center of Cherokee and Anderson Counties
313 West Debard
Palestine, TX 75801
(903)723-5858
Confidential Hotline 1-800-232-8519
 
Pantry and financial aid
1303 S. Mobberly Ave.
Longview, Tx 75602
903-234-9521
 
Pantry and food stamp assistance
201 Martin St.
Kilgore, TX
903-984-1796
 
3117 W. Marshall
Longview, Texas
903-759-9875 or 903-759-8101
 
Longview Dream Center (pantry/clothing)
Location - 803 Gilmer Road
Longview, Texas
903-653-1740
 
New Hope Missionary Baptist
Address: 413 Roden
Gladewater, Texas
(903) 845-5633
 
Soup kitchen, shelter, clothing, services
207 S. Mobberly
Longview, Texas
903- 757-6146
Marshall’s My Friend’s House, Inc.
2610 Elysian Fields Ave.
Marshall, TX 75672
903-930-8931
 
 
2109 S. Washington
Marshall, TX 75670
903-472-4944
 
Mental health, addiction, medical, and LGBTQ+ assistance
1514 W. Fairmont St. 
Longview, TX 75604
903-932-3451
House of Refuge

627 W. Collin St.
Corsicana, TX 75110
903-874-3421

Grace House Christian Rehab
(903) 432-0012
Tool TX
Women Only

 

Athens Housing Authority
(903) 675-1898
805 N Palestine Athens TX, 75751
Mon-Thu 9am-1pm

Kemp Housing
(903) 489-8211
Mon-Fri 9am-4pm

Mabank Housing
(903) 887-4220
Mon- Fri 9am-1pm

Malakoff Housing
(903) 489-1517
Mon-Wed-Fri 10am-1pm

Trinidad Housing
(903) 778-2584
Mon- Fri 9am-1pm

Cedar Creek Habitat for Humanity
(903) 887-5050

Henderson County Homeless Ministry (Love in Action)
(903) 904-5131
501 Maple Street Athens, TX
Open Mon., Wed., Friday 10am till 4pm


Liberty Arms Charitable Trust
Provides low income housing under
2601 N Broadway Tyler TX

Lila Lane Outreach Ministries
Men's Homeless shelter
(903)-292-1766
101 Lila Ln Athens TX

Faith in Action
Mon- Wed- Fri 10am-4pm
(903)904-5131

Family Outreach Center
216 S Palestine St. Athens TX
Mon-Thur 9am-2pm

Helping hands clothes closet
children’s clothes only
(903)675-2463/ Thursdays 3pm-5pm

Joys works clothing
(903) 675-8176
1200 E Corsicana Athens TX

Becky's closet
(903) 880-2609
103 S Terry Malakoff TX
Thur 9:30am-11am/4:30pm-6pm

God's open hand thrift store
115 Broad St. Chandler TX
Tue-Thur 10am-2pm/2ND Saturday of the month 10am-12pm

Labor of Love clothes closet
(903) 498-4791
United Methodist church Kemp TX/ Call for days and times.


The following are local resources and programs located near the Malakoff Independent School District:
Henderson County Outreach East Texas Crisis Center - www.etcc.org
Henderson County HELP Center - www.thehelpcenter.org

First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City Soup Kitchen
137 E. Bar H Drive
Gun Barrel City, TX 75147

903-887-6887

Christian Life Center
2611 W Main St
GBC, TX
Tue & Thu 9am-1pm
(903) 887-5429 or (903) 880-1099

Community Food Pantry
(903) 432-3003
100 S. Old Indian Trail
Tool TX
Mon & Wed & Fri 9:30am-12:30pm (Can come every 30 days)

Henderson County Food Pantry
(903)-677-1600
715 E. Corsicana Athens TX, 75751
Mon-Fri 8:30am-12pm (1 every 3 months)

Faith in Action Outreach First Baptist Malakoff
(903)-880-2906
103 S Martin & Mitchum St. Malakoff TX

First Baptist Mabank
(903)-887-3921
Mon-Fri (Call by 9am) pick up from 10am-11am

Eastern Hills Church Christ Meals of Kindness
(903)-675-3975
1200 E Corsicana Athens TX, 75751
Last Monday of each month @ 5pm-6:30pm

Community Care Food Pantry
(903)-675-3975
Tue 8am-12pm & 4pm-6pm/ Thu 4pm-6pm (Can come every other week )

Family Resource Center
(903)-887-4711
107 Spring Valley GBC TX,
Get paperwork approved at Family Resource Center then go over to First Baptist Church in GBC @ 522 W Main St for food assistance.

Rock Hill Food Pantry
(903)- 852-6711
2022 TX 31 Brownsboro TX
3RD Saturday of each month @ 12pm-3pm

Mission West Lake Food Pantry
Serving Residents within a 7-mile radius
(903)-849-6042
1439 FM 315 Chandler TX
1st Wed of each month from 10am-2pm

God's Open Hands Food Pantry
Serving clients in Brownsboro ISD
104 Jones St Chandler TX
Tue & Thur 10am-1pm and the 2ND Saturday of each month from 10am-12pm

Meals of Kindness
(903)-675-3975
421 N Prairieville Athens TX 75751
Tue & Thur from 11am-4pm

Meals on Wheels
Delivers to Homebound
Athens TX (903) 675-8577
Chandler TX (903) 849-2252
Mabank TX (903) 887-0067
Tool TX (903) 432-4658
Chandler lunch is served at City Hall
Mon-Fri @ 11:30am $3 seniors, $4.50 under $60, Free to Low income

Athens Food Pantry
903-677-1600
715. E Corsicana St. Athens TX, 75751
Mon-Fri @ 8:30am-12pm

Family Crisis Center of East Texas
1-800-828-7233
 
Harvest House
190 Burrows St.
Nacogdoches, TX 75965
936-564-4806
 
Nacogdoches Hope
2100 E. Main St
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
936-559-1901
 
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
2508 Appleby Sand Rd.
Nacogdoches, TX 75965
936-564-7807
God's Unchanging Hands, Inc. - This Kirbyville agency (phone (409)423-4554) can provide assistance with paying utilities, rent help, prescription medications, and free food and groceries.
 
Mission Carthage - This pantry provides food and vegetables to residents of Shelby, Rusk, Panola, and Harrison counties in Texas. (903)693-4402
 
Greater Jasper Share, Inc. - Low income people, who can prove a hardship, may be able to get food assistance. (409)384-9910
 
Food Ministry - Roganville - Phone number (409)423-5738. The charity can distribute food to the needy one time per month basis.
 
Caring Is Sharing - The non-profit may be able to distribute nonperishable foods as well as financial assistance. For example, get up to $75.00 in grants for assistance with utilities every six month. Other programs may offer $75.00 in financial assistance with medication every three months and clothing vouchers too. Woodville TX. (409)283-5800
 
Mission Carthage
940 E. Sabine
Carthage, TX 75633
903-693-4673
Meals on Wheels Ministry: 903.765.9144 106 Hopkins Street, Alba. Senior citizens that receive meals are generally over 60 with physical, mental or financial hardships that make it impossible for the individual to either purchase or prepare food. An in home assessment is conducted to determine the individual’s level of need, and services are offered based on the assessment outcome. No qualifying individual is ever denied meal service based on the inability to pay. Call 1.800.451.2912 to determine if you or someone you know qualify. 

Shining Light Food Ministry (International Outreach Church): 903.873.3078 1404 Lake 
Drive, Wills Point. Open Tuesdays 8:00am-11:00am 

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; formerly the Food Stamp Program): 
903.473.3179, www. easttexasfoodbank.org, Rains County Good Samaritan 210 Doris Briggs 
Pkwy., Emory. Open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10:00am-3:00pm 

TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families): yourtexasbenefits.hhsc.texas.gov/programs/tanf

Community Services, Inc.: 903.567.3150 or 1.800.831.9929, 670 West Dallas Street, Canton. Offers a multitude of assistance programs including utility and energy bill assistance, emergency rent help, funds for various bills, tuition/books for college students, and access for free weatherization programs and services.

Housing Authority: Provides housing assistance to low income residents through income based programs. 
Alba: 903.765.2541 145, N. Osborn St. 
Edgewood: 903.896.4655, 202 N. Houston St. 
Point: 903.598.2531, 200 Ave. A 
Wills Point: 903.873.2152, 914 N. Third St. 

Your Texas Benefits Hotline: 1.800.252.8263
Woodsway
1158 CR 3206 West
Mount Enterprise, TX 75681
936-569-4257
 
Henderson Food Bank
1780 Jacksonville Dr.
Henderson, TX 75654
903-657-8495
Sabine County Food Assistance

317 Dogwood St.
Sabine Pineland, TX 75968
409-548-2654

Sabine County Food Pantry
313 Dogwood St.
Pineland, TX 75968

Taylor House: Sabine Shelter
318-256-3408

Family Crisis Center of East Texas
1-800-828-7233

Sabine County Food Assistance
(409) 548-2654

Dial 2-1-1 Texas Connecting People and Services
(877) 541-7905

Radiant Life Food Pantry
318-925-0907 Keithville, LA 71047

Family Crisis Center of East Texas
1-800-828-7233
Family Crisis Center of East Texas
1-800-828-7233
 
Salvation Army Longview
(903) 215-8463
 
Mission Carthage
(903) 693-4402
Salvation Army of Tyler
633 North Broadway Avenue
Tyler, TX 75702
903-592-4361

Habitat for Humanity of Smith County
822 W. Front Street
Tyler, TX 75702
903-595-6630

Hiway 80 Rescue Mission
601 East Valentine
Tyler, TX 75702
906-617-6097

Habitat for Humanity of Smith County
822 W. Fron Street
Tyler, TX 75702
903-595-6630

PATH
402 W. Front Street
Tyler, TX 75701
903-597-7284

East Texas Crisis Center
P.O. Box 7060
Tyler, TX. 75711
903-509-2526

City of Tyler Neighbor Services
900 West Gentry Parkway
Tyler, TX 75702
903-531-1303

Community Food Pantry
16662 Couty Rd. 196
Tyler, TX 75703
903-581-2500

East Texas Food Bank Foundation, Inc.
3201 Robertson Rd
Tyler, TX 75701
903-839-7098

East Texas Food Bank
P O Box 6974
Tyler, TX 75711

St Paul Food Pantry & Clothes Closet
Main center is 1358 East Richards
Tyler, TX 75702
Upshur County Food Bank
210 Buffalo St
Gilmer, TX 75644
 
House of Hope Hospitality Rooms
(903) 295-0904
 
Hiway 80 Rescue Mission
(903) 759-8101
Health and Human Services
903-567-4147

Andrew Center (Mental Health)
903-567-4197

Manna Food Bank
903-567-6107

Church of Christ (food bank)
903-567-4797

Edgewood Housing
903-896-4655

Fruitvale Housing
903-896-4381

Grand Saline Housing
903-962-4032

Van Housing
903-963-7001
The Madeline House & Grace Outreach
P.O. Box 1456
Mount Vernon, TX 75457
903-717-2317

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