Community Connections for Homeless Children. Kara A. Capone, MA, MPH Director of Programs New Haven Home Recovery, Inc. . Shelter Options in New Haven, CT. 4 Family Shelter options CCA –(2 sites) = 17 families (DSS) NHHR (2 sites) = 13 women & children (DSS & City)
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Kara A. Capone, MA, MPH
Director of Programs
New Haven Home Recovery, Inc.
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
Homeless children and youth are minors who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. It includes children and youth who:
Under the McKinney-Vento Act, an individual or family who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate residence is considered homeless.
Children and youth experiencing homelessness have the right to:
Goal: Develop strong collaboration between agencies including Memo’s of Understanding
Goal: Universal understanding of McKinney-Vento and ability to use information effectively
Goal: Increase the number of homeless children identified as eligible for and enrolled in early childhood education
Goal: All children who are homeless will be enrolled in a quality education program