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NCHE Resources

NCHE bookmarks
These bookmarks list the main contact information for the National Center for Homeless Education, including the helpline e-mail address and phone number, the mailing address, and the website address.
Download the bookmarks in GIF format. (low resolution)
Download the bookmarks in JPEG format. (high resolution)
Download the bookmarks in PDF format.

NCHE brochure (Available in English and Spanish)
This brochure explains the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness and provides information about NCHE's mission and services, including the NCHE national helpline.
Download or order the brochure.

NCHE/NASFAA Higher Education Poster (available in English and Spanish)
This 8 x 11 color poster, created in collaboration with the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and based on the unaccompanied homeless youth provisions of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, alerts unaccompanied homeless youth to contact the relevant authorities if they believe they may qualify for independent student status on the FAFSA due to lacking a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. The poster is appropriate for posting across high school and college campuses, in HUD-funded and RHYA-funded shelters, and in other community locations where unaccompanied homeless youth may congregate.
Download the poster.

NCHE Parent Booklet/Folleto para Padres (Available in English and Spanish)
This brochure explains the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness and informs parents about ways in which they can support their children's education during times of mobility.
Download or order the parent booklet.

NCHE Parent Pack Pocket Folder (Available in English and Spanish)
This sturdy, laminated folder provides parents a place to keep important records and documents related to their children's education. The folder also includes information on the rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness and helpful tips about enrollment and disenrollment.
Order the parent pack.

NCHE Parent Poster (Available in English and Spanish)
This poster explains who qualifies as homeless under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and lists the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness. Place these posters in your school or community to generate public awareness.
Download or order the poster.

NCHE Youth Poster (Available in English and Spanish)
This poster explains who qualifies as homeless under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and lists the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness. Place these posters in your school or community to generate public awareness.
Download or order the poster.

Support for Students Whose Families Have Lost Their Homes to Foreclosure brochure
This brochure from NCHE provides information on how children and youth whose families have lost their home to foreclosure may qualify for services under the McKinney-Vento Act.
Available in English and Spanish/Disponible en inglés y español
Download the brochure in English | Spanish.


Sample Forms, Materials, and Policies

10 Things You Can Do to Help Children in Homeless Situations flyer
The Texas Homeless Education Office (THEO) adapted this flyer from information provided by the National Coalition for the Homeless. It provides ideas for school administrators, teachers, students, and community organizations on how they can help children and youth experiencing homelessness.
Download the flyer.

Opening Doors: The Educational Rights of Illinois' Children and Youth In Homeless Situations
This brochure, from Illinois' Opening Doors program, explains the rights provided to eligible children under the McKinney-Vento Act.
Download the brochure in English | English (lower reading level) | Arabic | French | Polish | Spanish.

San Antonio Independent School District Transportation Brochure for Parents
This brochure, created by the Transitions Program of the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD), explains the SAISD's transportation policy to parents of students experiencing homelessness. This bilingual brochure (English and Spanish) can be adapted for use in other school districts.
Download the brochure.

Teach Me, Too! bookmark
This bookmark, produced by the South Carolina Education of Homeless Children and Youth program, lists the McKinney-Vento definition of "homeless" and the basic rights conferred to eligible students under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. It also lists state-level contact information for more assistance.
Download the bookmark.

Texas Homeless Education Office (THEO) Program and Services Overview brochure
This brochure provides an overview of the THEO program and the services it offers.
Download the brochure.

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The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) is the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program. NCHE is housed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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