Homeless Liaison

Homeless Liaison
Mr. Joseph R. Holenchik
814.345.5615×1850
jholenchik@westbranch.org

School District Homeless Liaison Per the federal law, every school district must assign a person (a liaison) to ensure that students experiencing homelessness are identified, enrolled and able to succeed in school. The liaison is responsible for identification of McKinney-Vento eligible students and supporting the needs of these students. The liaison:

·         Assesses McKinney-Vento eligibility and needs of students and families experiencing homelessness

·         Interprets laws relating to student homelessness

·         Works as a team member to remove educational barriers

·         Provides case management

·         Monitors student progress

·         Makes referrals to facilitate appropriate services to ensure full attendance and access to an appropriate education

·         The liaison also acts as a resource to school staff to inform, facilitate and support appropriate services.

Education for Homeless Youth: Here
Experiencing Homeless Program: Here