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NATIONAL RESOURCES FOR HOMELESS YOUTH

NATIONAL RESOURCES FOR HOMELESS YOUTH:

National Network for Youth:

202-738-7949

www.nn4youth.org

 

National Runaway Switchboard:

Runaway Hotline: 1-800-621-4000 (24 hrs)

www.nrscrisisline.org

 

Stand Up for Kids:

1-800-365-4KID

www.standupforkids.org 

 

Attending School while Homeless

ATTENDING SCHOOL WHILE HOMELESS

Homeless youth have a right to be educated in New Jersey, even if they are not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian.  

 

McKinney-Vento Act:

Under the McKinney-Vento Act, homeless youth are given rights and protections to remain in school.  The purpose of the Act is to ensure educational rights and protections for children and youth that are experiencing homelessness. 

 

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