The Families and Youth in Transition program assists families throughout Hartford Public Schools that are currently in a displaced situation. Families currently experiencing displacement can be in any of the following situations: living in a shelter, living in a double up (living with someone), or living in a motel. The program offers a variety of services for families including uniforms, transportation, school supplies, parent training, and community outreach.(Homeless Services)
If you have families you believe may be experiencing displacement, or you need help, please contact, 860-695-8504 or contact:
Shelimar Ramirez Shelimar.Ramirez@hartfordschools.org 860-695-8504 or 860-695-8554
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. It defines homeless children as “individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. “Children and youth sharing housing due to loss of housing, economic hardship or a similar reason.
- Children and youth living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camp grounds due to lack of alternative accommodations
- Children and youth living in emergency or transitional shelters Children and youth awaiting foster care placement.
- Migratory children and youth living in any of the above situations.
The McKinney-Vento Act requires schools to enroll homeless children and youth immediately, even if they lack normally required documents, such as immunization records or proof of residence. The act ensures that homeless children and youth have transportation to and from their school of origin if it is in the child’s or youth’s best interest.
Other Welcome Center Services include:
High School completion classes and job training for adults:
Parent Groups that offers life skills, parenting education, and peer support: