EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN
Education Service Center Region 13
5701 Springdale Road
Austin, TX 78723
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Every Local Education Agency (LEA) or school district must designate an appropriate staff person as a local Homeless Education Liaison. Local Liaisons must ensure that:
- Children and youth in homeless situations are identified;
- They are enrolled in, and have full and equal opportunity to succeed in, the schools of the LEA; and
- They and their families receive educational services for which they are eligible.
The Homeless Liaison at the Education Service Center (ESC) will assist LEAs in the identification and service of homeless students. The ESC will also provide trainings and resources for district Homeless Liaisons.
For questions concerning children or youth experiencing homelessness, please contact:
NO FACE-TO-FACE TRAININGS SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS.
Please see webinar schedule listed below.
POSTERS FOR PARENTS
POSTERS FOR SCHOOL-AGE YOUTH
AuntBertha - Aunt Bertha is like a digital social worker, helping hundreds of thousands of Americans find and navigate government and charitable social service programs. Available as an App or web-based.
Homeless Shelter Directory - Directory of homeless shelters in Texas.
HUD.gov - Housing assistance in Texas.
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs - Search for the type of assistance you need by city or county.
Texas Health and Human Services - Programs for individuals who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless.
Rent Assistance - Find rent assistance in Texas.
Join the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for the Texas Education for Homeless Children and Youth (TEHCY) Program Summit on Tuesday, September 15th and Thursday, September 17th for two days of virtual sessions and training on the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Led by the Summit theme, Spotlight on Resilience, attendees have the opportunity to earn CEUs, develop concrete skills, and explore how you can tap into your own resilience to meet the needs of students experiencing homelessness. Learn more by visiting the TEHCY Program Summit website, and register here.
- The 2-day summit will take place virtually on September 15th and 17th. It will offer a range of programming, networking opportunities, and fun activities that attendees can enjoy from anywhere. Attendees will have access to recordings of sessions, providing them with a unique ability to experience the full summit program.
- Led by this year’s theme, Spotlight on Resilience, the summit will feature interactive sessions, workshops, and activities that encourage attendees to tap into their own resilience and that of the children and youth they serve.
- The summit will feature professional development tracks that are geared toward TEHCY subgrantees, LEAs, ESCs, and stakeholders. Sessions will equip attendees with practical skills for advancing equity for students experiencing homelessness.
SAVE THE DATE
2020 NAEHCY CONFERENCE
OCT 31ST - NOV 3RD