•  Education for Homeless Children and Youth

     

     The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act was established in 1987 and amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015. The Act defines the term “homeless children and youths” as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate night time residence.

    The federal mandate ensures that homeless children and youth have access to the same free and appropriate public education as other children. Children who are homeless may qualify for assistance with school lunch, school supplies, tutoring and transportation so that they can remain in their school of origin.

    If you believe that your child may qualify for this service, please contact the Home and School Visitor of your child’s school.

    Kathleen Harrison- 724-850-2059 (High School, Harrold, WHMS)

    Darci Markovic- 724-838-4074 (Wendover, Maxwell, West Point, Stanwood, Fort Allen, WHES)

    Jeffrey Coover- Director of Student Services 724-850-2224

     
     
    Resources:

     

    Westmoreland County Housing Authority- 724-832-7248

    Westmoreland Non-Profit Housing Corp. Eastmont Estates site- 724-838-0818

    Westmoreland County Department of Public Assistance- 724-832-5200

    PA Career Link Employment Services- 724-755-2330

    Angel Food Ministries through Life Spring Christian Church- 724-832-7514

    Homes Build Hope- 724-838-0752

    Habitat for Humanity- 724-523-0308

    Westmoreland Community Action -Next Step Housing Program 724-834-1260

    Referral Line- PA 211 Southwest- 1-800-222-8848

    Westmoreland County Food Bank- 724-468-8660

    Welcome Home Shelter- 724-838-9133

    Blackburn Shelter- 724-836-1122

     

    The following numbers may be able to assist with first month’s rent and/or security deposit:

     

    Christian Layman’s- 724-834-4464

    Westmoreland County Housing Authority- 724-832-7248

    Catholic Charities- 724-837-1840

    Salvation Army- 724-834-3335