Working with local partners is a key strategy for identifying and reaching out to families experiencing homelessness. Head Start, Early Head Start, and child care programs, including early childhood and school-age child care providers, and CCDF Lead Agency (or designated entity) staff can work with partners that use the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act’s definition of “homeless” to focus and strengthen identification, outreach, and follow-up efforts. Partners may include housing service providers and other community resources. Use this planning worksheet to record data on local and state partners.
For more information about how to use this tool, explore Supporting Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness, Module 5: Identifying and Reaching Out to Families Experiencing Homelessness.
Resource Type: Publication
National Centers: Parent, Family and Community Engagement
Audience: Family Service Workers
Last Updated: September 1, 2023