Homeless Student Assistance Program

McKinney Vento - Education for Displaced, Housing Instable or Homeless Students

Muskegon Public Schools seeks to provide every child quality meaningful educational instruction.  We want your child to succeed at school and beyond.  We work to remove barriers for students and families who are experiencing housing instability, multiple housing transitions or homelessness while they search for permanent housing. 

The McKinney-Vento Act ensures educational special rights for students experiencing homelessness.

Services Available:

  • Enrollment and assistance obtaining enrollment requirements (birth certificate, proof of residence, immunization records)
  • Transportation assistance when in the best interest of the student
  • School supplies, Laundry supplies and personal hygiene supplies
  • Tutoring services and other academic supports
  • Support for school-sponsored events (athletic games, band/orchestra, summer programs, academic camps, school teams and clubs, etc.)
  • Assistance with graduation costs and college applications
  • Referrals for medical services, mental health services and housing services

You May Qualify, if you can answer yes to any of the below statements:

  • You rent or own your own place, but are currently being evicted
  • You are staying with a friend or family member because you have no other place to stay
  • You are currently at a hotel, motel, shelter or other transitions living center
  • You currently sleep in a car, campground or place not designed for permanent living
  • You are not sure where you are going to stay tonight

Click HERE if you answered yes and would like more information

You can also learn more and ask questions by contacting your local school or Nicole D’Arcy, McKinney-Vento Grant Coordinator at 231-720-2079 or ndarcy@mpsk12.net.

For a list of local community resources click HERE