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Resources for Homeless Children and Youth

Contact Information

360-725-6505

Keith Woodruff
McKinney-Vento Program Specialist
District duties | Rights of students
homelessed@k12.wa.us

Melinda Dyer
McKinney-Vento Program Supervisor 
Training | Data collection 
melinda.dyer@k12.wa.us

Matt Smith
Homeless Student Stability Program Supervisor
Unaccompanied homeless youth | Partial credit for highly mobile youth | State law 
matt.smith@k12.wa.us 

Sample forms and templates are provided for districts to meet federal and state program compliance. Items related to Consolidated Program Review are identified by item number.

Statement of Attestation - Consolidated Program Review item 10.4

Housing Questionnaire - Consolidated Program Review Item 10.5. Also available in Amharic | Cambodian | Korean | Marshallese | Punjabi | Russian | Spanish | Tagalog | Ukrainian | Vietnamese

Intake Form | Spanish - Consolidated Program Review Item 10.6

FAFSA-Independent Student Verification Form - Consolidated Program Review Item 10.7

Child Find Screening - Consolidated Program Review Item 10.8. Also available in Amharic | Cambodian | Korean | Marshallese | Punjabi | Russian | Spanish | Tagalog | Ukrainian | Vietnamese

McKinney-Vento Title I Set-Asides Needs Assessment - Consolidated Program Review Item 10.11

Sample End of School Year Letter for McKinney-Vento Parents/Guardians. Also available in Amharic | Arabic | Burmese | Chinese | Khmer | Korean | Marshallese | Nepali | Persian | Punjabi | Russian | Somali Spanish | Tagalog | Ukrainian | Vietnamese. *Please use your school district's letterhead.

Sample Informed Consent for Health Care authorization form RCW 7.70.065 authorizes school nurses, school counselors, or homeless student liaisons to provide consent for non-emergency outpatient primary care services for unaccompanied homeless students.


Online Training and Additional Resources

COVID-19 and Student Experiencing Homelessness

NCHE Webinars

SchoolHouse Connection Webinars

McKinney-Vento Orientation for New Liaisons (Full webinar)
The full webinar has been divided into sections for the ease of accessing specific information related to the following questions:

Guide to Designating Your Local School District Liaison

This document is designed to assist SDs to assign a liaison who can fulfill the duties outlined in the law

Designating and Supporting a Local Homeless Liaison: A Guide for School District Administrators in Washington

School Staff Resource

This resource is designed to assist the various roles in a school district with supporting students experiencing homelessness.

McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program: School Staff Resource


State & National Websites