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McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act


Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),


In compliance with the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as reauthorized in 2015 by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Carmichaels Area School District is attempting to identify all children within the district that may be experiencing homelessness.


The term homeless children and youth is defined as individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.  This includes individuals:

  • sharing the housing of others persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship or a similar reason; 
  • living in a motel, hotel, trailer park or campground due to lack of alternative accommodations;
  • living in emergency or transitional shelters
  • living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, bus or train stations or similar settings;
  • living in substandard housing (no running water or working utilities, etc.).

Children who are experiencing homelessness may qualify for assistance with free school lunch, school material/supplies, and transportation so that they can remain in their school or origin.


If you believe your child(ren) may qualify for this service, please contact principal of your child(ren)'s school.  You may also contact me at 724-966-5045 ext.1264.


If your living situation changes during the school year, and you and your children become homeless, please be sure to contact the school.  We will work with you so that your child(ren)'s education is disrupted as little as possible.



Roberta Barr, M.Ed., NCC, LPC

District School Counselor

724-966-5045 ext. 1264


Basic Contact Information: 
Roberta Barr (see above for contact information)
Community Liaison Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness - Tracey Finn contact 412-394-1351
Community Resource List - 
Greene County Human Services 724-852-5276
Housing Resource by County PA 211  
Corner Cupboard Food Bank 724-627-9784
First Presbyterian 724-627-5006
St. Ann's Soup Kitchen 724-627-7568
St. George Episcopal 724-627-8419
Produce to People - contact the Salvation Army 724-852-1479
​WIC 800-942-9467
SNAPP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) 800-343-3135
Cherry Door 724-627-6291
Salvation Army 724-852-1479
Washington City Mission 724-222-8530
​Warm Nights 20 degrees and below (January - February) 800-417-9460 ext. 211
Basic Education Circular (BEC) Education for Homeless Youth