homeless resources

The McKinney Vento Act is a federal law that provides services to children who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. Examples of this could be: you are staying in a shelter or FEMA trailer; sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing or economic hardship; living in a car, park, campground, or other inadequate accommodations; temporarily living in a motel or hotel due to loss of housing or economic hardship; and/or living alone as a minor student without an adult (unaccompanied youth).

If eligible, your children have a right to receive a free, appropriate public education; enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment; enroll in a local school or continue attending your school of origin; receive transportation to and from the school of origin if you request this; and receive educational services comparable to those provided to other students, in accordance with your child's needs.

Homeless Liaisons


  Location Name Phone
  Ocean Road Elementary School Fran O'Hagan (732) 701-1900 ext.4125
  Nellie F. Bennett Elementary School Fran O'Hagan (732) 701-1900 ext.4125
  Memorial Middle School Marcie Bradley (732) 701-1900 ext.2314
  Point Pleasant Borough High School Marcie Bradley (732) 701-1900 ext.2314
  Point Pleasant School District Liaison Rita Miller (732) 701-1900 ext.2414
  State Coordinator Danielle Anderson-Thomas (609) 376-9080

      Information for Parents  | en Español
      Information for School-Age Youth  | en Español
      A Guide for Parents, Guardians and Caregivers
      New Jersey Department of Education Homeless Education Website
      National Center for Homeless Education
      Child Care Resources