Head Start Demonstration Projects Serving Homeless Families
 
Sixteen projects used different approaches focused on increasing access of homeless families to Head Start services. Family services, parent involvement, and other social services staff can adapt the models to extend services for homeless families in their programs.

Head Start Demonstration Projects Serving Homeless Families

In October 1993, the Head Start Bureau (HSB) of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families funded 16 Head Start grantees to implement demonstration projects for homeless children and their families. The objectives of this initiative were to (1) enhance access of homeless families to Head Start services; (2) provide services responsive to the special needs of homeless children and families; (3) identify effective methods of addressing the needs of homeless families; and (4) implement and document replicable strategies for collaboration between Head Start programs and community agencies on behalf of homeless families. See Head Start Demonstration Projects Serving Homeless Families

Head Start Demonstration Projects Serving Homeless Families. ACYF-IM-HS-99-02. HHS/ACF/ACYF/HSB. 1999. English.

Last Reviewed: January 2010

Last Updated: June 19, 2013