Homeless Services

Homeless Liaison - Jill Williams, MSW, HSV, LCSW - Social Worker

The Salisbury Township School District is committed to working with families experiencing homelessness.  District and building staff are trained in current legislation and policies and will work with students and families in eliminating barriers to accessing education.

If you and your family are currently experiencing homelessness, you may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act.  

If you live in any of the following situations:

  • A shelter.

  • A motel/hotel or campground due to the lack of an alternative adequate accommodation.

  • A car, park, abandoned building, bus or train station.

  • Temporarily doubled up with other people due to loss of housing or economic hardship.

As an eligible student you have the right to:

  • Receive a free, appropriate public education.

  • Enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment.

  • Enroll in school and attend classes while the school gathers needed documents.

  • Enroll in the local school or continue attending your school of origin if that is your preference and is feasible.

  • Receive transportation to and from the school of origin, if you request this.

  • Receive educational services comparable to those provided to other students, according to your need as a student.

If you believe that you and your family are experiencing homelessness, please contact the Salisbury Township School District Homeless Liaison & Social Worker, Jill Williams 610-797-4107 ext. 2507 or jwilliams@salisburysd.org


Experiencing Homelessness?  CALL 211

Pennsylvania 211 East  is a free, confidential, non-emergency, comprehensive information and referral service that connects Lehigh County residents with the health and human services they need.   By calling 211, you will be able to begin the process of accessing services or waiting lists for families experiencing homelessness.  Please visit the following link for information on services available in Lehigh county

Lehigh – Pennsylvania 211 East

Information for Rental Assistance and Homelessness

Housing Assistance - New Bethany Ministries

Lehigh County Housing Authority

Housing Case Management/Housing Assistance

The Lehigh Conference of Churches

Lehigh County Resource Guide for Children and Families with Specialized Healthcare Needs

Lehigh County Mental Health Resources

Magellan Behavioral Health Provider List

Suicide Prevention

Medical Assistance Helpline: 1-800-692-7462

Please contact Jill Williams at jwilliams@salisburysd.org or 610-797-4107, ext. 2507 if you have questions about District support for homeless families.

Learn more about Homeless Youth in the PDE Homeless Youth Basic Education Circular

Board Policy 2E.5: Students Experiencing Homelessness, Foster Care and other Educational Instability

Dispute Process