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Homelessness, Runaway Youth, and Poverty

Homelessness, Runaway Youth, and Poverty

  • The major responsibility of the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program within the Department of Public Instruction is to ensure that homeless children and unaccompanied youth have access to the educational programs and services that will allow them the opportunity to meet the same challenging State achievement standards to which all students are held. This site includes links to a variety of helpful resources.
  • Homeless Brochure English – Appleton
  • Homeless Brochure Hmong – Appleton
  • Homeless Brochure Spanish – Appleton
  • Care Connect USA screens and lists a variety of hotlines that specialize in helping families in financial trouble.
  • The National Center for Homeless Education provides research, resources, and information enabling communities to address the educational needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness.
  • The mission of the National Runaway Switchboard is to help keep America’s runaway and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. The organization serves as the federally designated national communication system for runaway and homeless youth.
  • NeedyMeds is a non-profit information resource devoted to helping people in need find assistance programs to help them afford their medications and costs related to health care.
  • The Wisconsin Association of Homeless and Runaway Services seeks to provide the best, most efficient, and effective services to runaway and homeless youth, including those who are pregnant and/or parenting. Through a cooperative, strategically organized system between private member agencies, WAHRS provides programs that strengthen families, prevent family dissolution, promote self-sufficiency, and assure safe, stable, and supportive homes for youth, young parents and their children.
  • Covering Kids & Families (CKF) is a statewide coalition dedicated to reducing health disparities and improving overall health in Wisconsin by cultivating a network of informed individuals and organizations and thereby enhancing capacity to maximize participation in public health insurance programs.
  • WIHousingSearch.org is a free resource to find affordable housing. Links are provided to many social services and resources.
For questions about this information, contact Julie Incitti (608) 266-0963