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 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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Medical Assistance Helpline: 1-800-692-7462
Please contact Jill Williams at email@example.com 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