McKinney-Vento (Homeless) Program

For several years, the McKinney-Vento Program has proudly served KCKPS students and their families by connecting them to community resources and agencies providing food, clothing, employment, emergency services, housing and utility assistance.

Our dedicated team is committed to meeting students’ basic needs and ensuring they have everything required to be successful.

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Services Offered:

  • Transportation to and from school (if applicable)
  • Enrollment advocacy
  • School supplies, uniforms, books
  • Tutoring and counseling
  • Referrals for clothes and food
  • Hygiene items
  • Housing referrals
  • Medical and dental vouchers
  • Birth certificate assistance
  • Cap and gown fee

Who is eligible for McKinney-Vento services?

A student or family that lives:

  • doubled-up with friends or relatives on a temporary basis
  • in a park, motel or campground
  • in a shelter
  • in a vehicle
  • on a street
  • as a runaway

A McKinney-Vento student has the right to:

  • Attend their school of origin (known as the “home school”) or the school for the area where the student currently lives.
  • Immediately enroll in school without providing documents, including proof of residency.
    • (Schools MUST permit you to enroll, even if you do not have these documents.)

They have 30 days to provide the following:

    • Birth certificates
    • Immunization records
    • Physicals (as needed)
    • Social Security cards
    • Notarized forms
  • Free lunch beginning first day
  • Transportation to and from school (if applicable)
  • Participate in tutoring and other school-related activities
  • Referrals for uniforms, medical aid and food assistance

How You Can Help:

  • Donate school supplies, gift cards, hygiene products, clothing, etc.
  • Provide financial assistance to pay for housing, cap and gown fees, etc.
  • Set-up fundraising events

Contact McKinney-Vento staff for more information.

Resources for Families

Resource Phone Number
Homeless Hotline 816.474.4599
SOS Youth Hotline 913.324.3619
Domestic Violence Hotline 816.HOTLINE
United Way 211 or 816.474.5112
MOCSA (Sexual Assault Hotline) 816.931.4572
Public Housing Information 913.281.3300
Department for Children and Families (DCF) 913.279.7000

Contact Us:

McKinney-Vento Liaison | 913.279.2150
Parent Liaison | 913.279.2087
Central Office and Training Center
2010 N. 59th Street, Kansas City, KS

Click here for an informational, printable brochure.