McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance
Through the McKinney-Vento Act children who are homeless have certain rights and protections to enable them to continue with their education while homeless. If your family lives in any of the following situations, you may qualify for rights provided by McKinney-Vento:
Through McKinney-Vento, your children have the right to:
WA Apple Health for Kids: Free or low-cost health care for kids. A family of four with an income up to $4,417 a month may be eligible.
King County Crisis Clinic: A variety of support services for people in emotional distress and in need of help.
National Center for Homeless Education: Supporting the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness.
Resource Guide for Relatives as Parents: Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.
Washington Basic Food Program: Help for low-income individuals and families to obtain a more nutritious diet by supplementing their income with basic food benefits.
KentHope: Women and Children's Day Center.
Kent Area PTA Clothing Bank: Provides clothing for families residing within the Kent School District.
Washington State Dept. of Early Learning: You may qualify for short-term free child care.
Washington State 2-1-1 Network: 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember phone number for people to call for health and human service information and referrals and other assistance to meet their needs. You can call 2-1-1 for information on "Safe Parking" for those of you forced to live in your car. Local area churches are opening their parking lots for you and providing volunteer patrols for your safety overnight. Please call 2-1-1 for more information.
2-1-1 Community Resources Online (CRO) is the most up-to-date and comprehensive database of health and human services available for all of Washington State. The King County 2-1-1 section lists more than 5,000 services and 1,500 agencies.
Youth Program Directory: The Youth Program Directory strives to be a comprehensive, accessible, and timely source of information about youth programs and services available across King County.