Children, youth, and/or families are homeless if they are:
- Living doubled up with another family because they have no other choice
- Staying in shelters, including domestic abuse shelters
- Awaiting foster care placement
- Living in locations such as:
- Abandoned buildings
If you are in a homeless situtation, ask to speak to your MPS school's Homeless Contact person to assist you in getting your needs met and arranging services.
You should do the following:
Talk to your school's homeless contact who may be able to help you with community resources, enroll your children in the Homeless Education Program and request transportation so your children can continue attending their school of origin if you become homeless.
Contact your MPS homeless coordinator at (414) 475-8911 to get help in enrolling your child in a new school or to keep your children in the school they were attending before you moved.
Tell your new school what will help your children succeed.
Ask the school'sHhomeless Contact or School Social Worker for help in getting food, clothing and school supplies.
The HEP explains your rights and helps you get the following services at no cost:
- Enrollment assistance, including help in obtaining needed school and medical records and immunizations
- Free breakfast/lunch
- Tutorial programs
- Before and after school programs
- Books and school supplies
- Waiver of school fees
- Preschool/early education programs
- Translation and ESL services
- Referral to social services agencies, community resources, and other related services that can assist homeless families with basic needs
- Assistance with appeal process if you feel your rights have been denied