(Hope & Empowerment ~ Leveraging Possibilities)
Project HELP's mission is to ensure the educational rights and protections due under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to all students experiencing homelessness.
Three primary goals of Project HELP include:
(1) providing services to an increasing number of Austin ISD students under McKinney-Vento
(2) maintaining partnerships/collaborations with our many community resource collaborators
(3) ensuring our service strategies are student-centered and aligned with students foremost being academically successful
Homeless Children and Youth under the McKinney-Vento Act
Who are Homeless Children and Unaccompanied Youth?
McKinney-Vento Act (Section 725) identifies homeless children and youth as those who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.
Key provisions in identifying homeless children and youth include, but are not limited to:
Visit https://www.austinisd.org/project-help for updates and more information.
Department of School, Family & Community Education
3908 Avenue B
Austin, TX 78751
Office: (512) 414-3690
Fax: (512) 414-0761