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New York, NY 10001
PLEASE NOTE: In some cases, the resources on this page may not be current.
Important changes related to McKinney-Vento were included in the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). The changes went into effect October 1, 2016, and include: expanded transportation protections until the end of the school year for temporarily housed students who move into permanent housing, the inclusion of preschool in the definition of "school of origin" (children can stay in their school of origin and receive transportation to that school), and changes to the dispute resolution process which include the provision of all McKinney-Vento related services (for example, continued enrollment and transportation) until a final decision is issued. For more information about ESSA changes to the McKinney-Vento Act, see the State Education Department's Field Memo regarding Implementation of Changes to McKinney-Vento Homeless Act as a Result of Passage of Every Student Succeeds Act.
Please continue to check here for updated information about how new laws will impact policies and procedures in New York State, and as always, feel free to contact NYS-TEACHS at 800-388-2014 with any questions you may have.
Click on the links below to learn more about domestic violence issues facing families in temporary housing.
Busing is available to all students in shelters in New York City from grades K-6. In order to get a bus routed for Students temporarily living at HRA Domestic Violence Shelters, a bus request (formerly known as a variance request) must be submitted. Instructions can be found on the form. You can find a word document version of the form here.
This brief from NCHE discusses the effects of domestic violence on children and their education, the connection between domestic violence and homelessness, and federal legislative responses that help ensure stable and safe school experiences for children.
The National Domestic Violence Helpline provides survivors of domestic violence access to help via a 24-hour toll-free hotline. Assistance is available in English and other languages at 800-799-7233. Assistance for the deaf is available at 800-787-3224.
Assistance is available in English and other languages at 800-799-7233. Assistance for the deaf is available by calling the TTY line at 800-787-3224.
The NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence is an organization working to eradicate domestic violence. Call 800-942-6906 (English) or 800-942-6908 (Spanish). Assistance for the deaf is available at 800-818-0656 (English) and 800-780-7660 (Spanish).
Assistance is available in English at 800-942-6906 and Spanish at 800-942-6908. Assistance for the deaf is available by calling the TTY line at 800-818-0656 for English and at 800-780-7660 for Spanish.
New York City Domestic Violence Hotline
Assistance is available at 800-621-4673. Assistance for the deaf is available by calling the TDD line at 866-604-5350.
Safe Horizon is the largest provider of domestic violence services in the country. Collaborating with the criminal justice system, Safe Horizon offers programs that provide women with support throughout the process of leaving violent relationships.
This Toolkit was developed by and for advocates in the runaway and homeless youth (RHY) and domestic and sexual assault (DV/SA) fields to help programs better address relationship violence with runaway and homeless youth.
Upcoming Workshops and Trainings
04/04/17 McKinney-Vento Enhanced Grantee Meeting (Invite Only)
04/05/17 McKinney-Vento Baseline Grantee Meeting (Invite Only)
03/16/17 Early Childhood Education Programs for Children in Temporary Housing (NYS, Outside of NYC)
03/21/17 Trauma-Sensitivity and School Success (All Audiences)
03/22/17 Early Childhood Education Programs for Children in Temporary Housing (NYC)