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Supports for Students and Families Experiencing Homelessness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Event Date: June 30, 2020


  • Kenya Haynes, National Center for Homeless Education
  • Patricia Julianelle, SchoolHouse Connection
  • Madeline Sullivan, U.S. Department of Education (the Department)
  • Janelle W. Hughes, REMS TA Center



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Duration: 1 hour 6 minutes

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The Department’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS) and its REMS TA Center hosted a Webinar on the topic of students and families experiencing homelessness during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. During this Webinar, the OSSS and REMS TA Center team provided an overview of data on students and families experiencing homelessness and of homelessness resources available to students and families. The National Center for Homeless Education reviewed considerations for students experiencing homelessness that education agencies should address while SchoolHouse Connection highlighted common challenges faced by education agencies and solutions.

Presenters for this Webinar were Kenya Haynes, Program Specialist at the Department’s National Center for Homeless Education; Patricia Julianelle, Director of Program Advancement and Legal Affairs at SchoolHouse Connection; Madeline Sullivan, Management and Program Analyst at the Department’s OSSS; and Janelle W. Hughes, Deputy Director of the REMS TA Center. The presentation concluded with a question-and-answer session and was followed by a Twitter Chat.

The Department’s OSSS and its REMS TA Center hosted this Webinar to provide K-12 schools, school districts, regional education agencies, state education agencies, and their community partners with information on supporting students and families experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the live Webinar offered opportunities to respond to individual and unique questions from stakeholders and practitioners, the archived Webinar serves as a resource to help education agencies plan for homelessness support and, specifically, provide this service during a pandemic.

This Webinar recording is played back through Adobe Connect using an Internet connection.