Homeless Children And Youth Assistance Act

979 WordsApr 26, 20164 Pages
Bradfords Helping Home Bradfords Helping Home is a Shelter that will help the families and youth of Starke Florida who are experiencing homelessness. Homelessness is a growing concern in our society today and not just in Starke. In The United States on any given night, there are approximately 643,067 people experiencing homelessness. In Bradford county there are approximately 6.9% of only the student population and not the adults of the community experiencing homelessness. This may not seem like a very large number but it is. These numbers should never be allowed to get this high. This is a growing concern in Starke as we are getting at least two to three new students who are considered homeless and put under the McKinney-Vento Act. “The McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. McKinney-Vento provides federal funding to states for the purpose of supporting district programs that serve homeless students” ( With my mother being the McKinny-Vinto liaison in Bradford county I have learned of how serious this problem is. I would like to be able to support these children, youth, and families in helping them get back up on their feet and to be able to have a place to go if they are experiencing homelessness. Bradords Helping Homes main mission is to help Families and the youth who are experiencing homelessness.
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