Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH)

  • Pennsylvania's Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program was established to make sure homeless youth have access to a free and appropriate public education while removing barriers that homeless children face. Its goal is to have the educational process continue as uninterrupted as possible while the children are in homeless situations. Some of the other main objectives of Pennsylvania's Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program are to inform local school districts of their responsibilities to homeless children and youth, to increase awareness about the needs of homeless children, explain current laws and policies, and provide practical tips for working with homeless children.
     
    For more information, go to PDE's website.
     
    Bloomsburg Area School District's Homeless Liaison Contact:
    Danielle Finn, Guidance Counselor
    Memorial Elementary School
    500 Market Street
    Bloomsburg, PA 17815
    Phone:  570-784-7885
     
    Regional Homeless Coordinator Contact:
    Jeff Zimmerman, Pennsylvania’s Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program
    Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18 570-718-4613
    jzimmerman@liu18.org