McKinney Vento Homeless Act

McKinney-Vento Act definition of homeless:  "Homeless children and youths" as individuals who lack fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.

Eligibility for McKinney-Vento Service

If your family lives:

-In a shelter
-In a motel, hotel or campground due to the lack of an alternative adequate accommodation
-In a car, park, abandoned building or bus or train station
-Doubled-up with other people due to loss of housing or economic hardship

For more information please visit the Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homeless website for Region 3 at

Carlisle Area School District's homeless liaison Dr. Colleen Friend, Acting Assistant Superintendent, may be reached via email at