The Education Project for Homeless Youth (EPHY), a project of the Wasthtenaw Intermediate School District, works to ensure students in homelessness and temporary living situations enroll, regularly attend and succeed in school.
During the 2014-2015 school year, we served nearly 1,300 students in Washtenaw County, ages 0-21, from the 9 school districts and ten public school academies in the county. Every school district in Washtenaw County works with students in temporary living situations.
We work closely with all of the shelters in Washtenaw County, but also serve families living in motels or staying with friends and family due to loss of housing. We also work with students in temporary foster care placements.
We are funded primarily through the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, reauthorized in January of 2002. The Act guarantees that students who are homeless have equal access to the same free and appropriate public education provided to others. We also rely on private donations and grants to directly meet student needs.
To contact us, call the EPHY office at 734-994-8100 x1518 or email at EPHYContact@washtenawisd.org.