TRENTON SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS
A family may qualify for our program if they lack a fixed, regular, or adequate night-time residence under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
If you live in a shelter, hotel/motel, campground, car, park, abandoned building, or a place not normally designed for sleeping, or are an unaccompanied youth or awaiting foster care placement, we are here to help.
HOW WE CAN SUPPORT YOU
We are committed to helping Trenton Special School District families be successful regardless of where they live at the moment.
The McKinney-Vento Act is designed to address the challenges children and youth face in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Because students experiencing homelessness may face many obstacles to an appropriate education, such as lack of transportation and resources, frequent school changes, loss of important documents, and emotional stress, special assistance is provided by the district to support these students.
TSSD offers several services to our families in transitional housing, such as:
• Assistance with school enrollment and paperwork
• Help with school issues, questions or concerns
• Housing and community resource information
• Obtaining birth certificates, immunizations records
• Referrals for dental, medical and mental health resources
• School supplies
• School clothing
• After-school tutoring services
• Transportation Assistance
• Weekend Backpack Food Program
For more information on the McKinney-Vento Homeless Act, go to https://nche.ed.gov/wp-
Holly Barnett, TSSD Social Worker
731-855-9496 ext. 2