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Services

How to Access Services

Most students access our services through their school, a shelter or community agency, where they fill out our Referral Paperwork. If there is an emergency (for instance, an eligible student has been denied immediate enrollment or a family has no transportation to get to a school), families can call our offices directly at (734) 994-8100, x1518.

Our paperwork is meant to enhance services and our understanding of a student's needs. It cannot be used as a barrier to school enrollment or other rights under McKinney-Vento.

Available Services

Advocacy

  • Conduct training for school and community agency staff regarding McKinney-Vento.
  • Assist with McKinney-Vento eligibility questions, immediate school enrollment or difficulties in securing transportation to the school of origin.
  • Promote needs and rights of students experiencing homelessness within community.

 

Transportation

  • Provide funding and coordination for stop-gap transportation.
  • Offer creative solutions to transportation challenges such as rides to and from after-school tutoring and parent-teacher conferences.

 

School Supplies

  • Distribute school supplies, including backpacks, notebooks, folders, pens, pencil and calculators.
  • Necessities, including personal hygiene items such as deodorant, shampoo, soap, etc.

 

Clothing

  • Provide socks, underwear, hats and gloves (as supplies last).
  • Provide clothing through referrals through area thrift shops.

 

Education-Related Financial Assistance

  • Assist students with school-related financial needs that cannot be met in other ways, such as fees for credit recovery, graduation, field trips and summer school courses.

 

Post-Secondary Support

  • Help unaccompanied youth fill out their Federal Financial Aid form and college applications.

 

Early Childhood

  • Connect families with children 0-3 with Early On services: www.1800EarlyOn.org.
  • For quality free preschool programs visit www.washtenawpreschool.org.
  • Partner with Child Care Network and Ann Arbor Rec & Ed to connect families with scholarships for quality, licensed childcare.

 

Housing Crisis

  • Connect families to Housing Access of Washtenaw County (HAWC).
  • Help families access emergency assistance.

 

Outreach

  • Work to reconnect students who have dropped out of school with an educational option that best meets their needs.

 

Other Referrals

  • EPHY makes referrals to meet an array of needs, including medical, counseling, emergency food, household goods and personal items.