McKinney Vento Act and Local Resources

McKinney Vento Act and Local Resources

McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act
Ley de Asistencia Educativa McKinney Vento para Personas sin Hogar (Español Click Aquí)

Homeless Liaison:
Laurie Regan, Assistant Superintended of Schools
Contact Information:  (508)222-0012 x 1166, email: lregan@attleboroschools.com

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education 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.

Defining Homeless 
The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children as "individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence." The act provides examples of children who would fall under this definition:

  • 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
  • Children and youth whose primary nighttime residence is not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation (e.g. park benches, etc)
  • Children and youth living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations
  • Migratory children and youth living in any of the above situations

Enrollment and Transportation 
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.

Washington State Requirements and Guidance for Homeless Education, 3/13/12

 

McKinney Vento Resources

  Health/Wellness

  Housing/Shelters

*Department of Transitional Assistance   21 Spring Street Taunton, MA 02780     508-884-5300 (Shelter, Food Assistance, Emergency Housing)

Attleboro Area Council of Churches (508) 222-2933

Attleboro Housing Authority (508) 222-1410

Family Resource Center 11 Peck Street, Attleboro, MA (508)226-5722

Family Shelter Emergency (877) 418-3308

Focus Stabilization (508) 226-5722

St. Francis Samaritan House 59 Ingell Street, Taunton, MA 508-824-6497

United Way of Massachusetts (877) 211-6277

   Food/Local Soup Kitchens

Attleboro Area Council of Churches (508) 222-2933

St. Vincent DePaul Society (508) 409-1452

Free Family Cafe - 3 Family Cafes
(Click Here for More Information)

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MONDAY NIGHT SOUP KITCHEN

LaSalette Shrine
947 Park Street
Attleboro, MA  02703

Dinner Served at 4:00 PM

FREE TRANSPORTATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE FOLLOWING BUS ROUTES:

Primary: Route #15 3:30 PM from Attleboro Shelter to LaSalette

  • Route #14 2:32 PM from North Attleboro Center
  • Route #16 3:05 PM from Central Plaza
  • Route #24 2:00 PM from Broadway & Benefit Street

RETURNING ROUTES:

Primary: Route #15 5:15PM LaSalette to Attleboro Shelter

  • Route #14 6:00 PM to North Attleboro Center
  • Route #16 5:40 PM to Central Plaza
  • Route #24 5:30 PM to Broadway & Benefit Street

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TUESDAY NIGHT SOUP KITCHEN (No Transportation is available for this site)

First Baptist Church of Mansfield
52 North Main Street
Mansfield, MA  02048

Dinner Served at 4:30 PM

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WEDNESDAY NIGHT SOUP KITCHEN

First Baptist Church of North Attleboro
75 Park Street
North Attleboro, MA 02760

Dinner Served at 4:00 PM

FREE TRANSPORTATION IS PROVIDED ON THE FOLLOWING BUS ROUTES:

Primary Route #14 3:00 PM from Attleboro Shelter to North Attleboro

  • Route #16 2:50 PM from Central Plaza
  • Route #24 2:00 PM from Broadway & Benefit Street

Returning Routes:

Primary Route #14 4:40 PM from North Attleboro to Attleboro Shelter

  • Route #16 5:40 PM to Central Plaza
  • Route #24 5:30 PM to Broadway and Benefit Streets

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THURSDAY NIGHT SOUP KITCHEN

First Baptist Church of Attleboro
118 South Main Street
Attleboro, MA  02703

Dinner Served at 4:30 PM

FREE TRANSPORTATION IS PROVIDED ON THE FOLLOWING BUS ROUTES

Primary Route from Attleboro Shelter is walking distance to First Baptist Church of Attleboro

  • Route #14 3:30 PM from North Attleboro Center
  • Route #16 3:05 PM from Central Plaza
  • Route #24 3:00 PM  from Broadway & Benefit Streets

Returning Routes:

Primary Route from Attleboro First Baptist Church is walking distance to Attleboro Shelter

  • Route #14 6:00 PM to North Attleboro Center
  • Route #16 6:15 PM to Central Plaza
  • Route #24 5:30 PM to Broadway and Benefit Street

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FRIDAY NIGHT SOUP KITCHEN

Memorial Baptist Church of Seekonk
340 Central Avenue
Seekonk, MA  02771

Dinner Served at 4:00 PM

FREE TRANSPORTATION IS PROVIDED ON THE FOLLOWING BUS ROUTES:

Primary Route #16 3:40 Attleboro Shelter to Central Plaza

  • Route #14 2:32 from North Attleboro Center
  • Route #24 3:00 from Broadway & Benefit Street

Returning Routes:

Primary Route #16 from Central Plaza to Attleboro Shelter

  • Route #12 6:00 to Emerald Mall – Connect to route #11 7:15
  • Route #14 6:00 to North Attleboro Center
  • Route #24 5:30 to Broadway & Benefit Street

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SATURDAY LUNCH SOUP KITCHEN

Centenary United Methodist Church of Attleboro
15 Sanford Street
Attleboro, MA  02703

Lunch Served at 11:00 AM

FREE TRANSPORTATION IS PROVIDED ON THE FOLLOWING BUSES:

Primary Route from Attleboro Shelter is walking distance to Centenary United Methodist Church

  • Route #14 9:30 AM from North Attleboro Center
  • Route #16 10:05 AM from Central Plaza
  • Route #11 9:32 AM from Mendon Road & Brown Street
  • Route #11 9:37 from Washington & Highland Street

Returning Routes 

The following routes from Attleboro Shelter bring you to your final destination.

  • Route #14 12:00 PM to  North Attleboro Center
  • Route #16 12:40 PM to  Central Plaza
  • Route #11 12:30 PM  South Attleboro
  • Route #10 12:30 PM  North Attleboro

Transportation Support
GATRA (Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority)
10 Oak Street Taunton, MA (508-823-8828)

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