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McKinney Vento

Education Service Center, Region 20 Homeless Education is a program designed to provide training and technical assistance to school districts on the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and proper identification of homeless students. The ESC-20 Homeless Education Program facilitates collaboration between schools and community agencies to ensure that the identified homeless students receive necessary services.

McKinney-Vento Act

McKinney-Vento Liaisons

All Local Education Agenices (LEAs) are required to designate an appropriate staff member as their local homeless education liaison. The liaison assists with ensuring that children in homeless situations are identified as homeless, are enrolled in school, and are receiving the educational services for which they are eligible.
A list of the homeless liaisons at LEAs in the Region 20 area can be found on the Texas Homeless Education Office website.
McKinney-Vento – Texas Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program  
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The websites listed below provide additional information about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. 
National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)

National Coalition for Homeless

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)

National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty

Texas Homeless Network (THN)

24-Hour Hotlines and Help

The websites listed below provide community resources for families/individuals experiencing homelessness.
SARAH Homeless Resource Guide for San Antonio and Bexar County
San Antonio Community Resource Directory (SACRD)
Bexar County Mental Health Resource Guide

San Antonio Food Bank

Haven for Hope

St. Peter-St. Joseph Children's Home

The Children's Shelter


The Bridge Emergency Shelter

Center for Health Care Services

San Antonio Metro Health

Rape Crises Center
Resources by ESC-20 Counties


Help locating food assistance, paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including programs for COVID-19

McKinney-Vento 201: Advanced Topics Documents

McKinney-Vento 201: Advanced Topics 1-18-17 Webinar Recording


Texas Education for Homeless Children & Youth (TEHCY)
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