Overview of today’s workshop Inspired by a mother and son struggling with homelessness in early 2010. Project Community Connections, Inc. (PCCI) and Decatur Cooperative Ministry (DCM) partnered with the DeKalb County School System, DeKalb County Public Schools Foundation, and First Step Staffing to launch the DeKalb KidsHome Collaborative. The purpose of the collaborative is to create whole, stable lives for families with school-age students struggling against homelessness.
Collaboration between organizations serving homeless families and local school systems has long been mandated through legislation such as HUD’s McKinney-Vento Act.
However, with the reauthorization of HUD’s McKinney Vento programs through the HEARTH Act the bar on the level of collaboration required among schools and homeless service providers has been raised. This “mainstreaming” approach also rewardsCoCs that leverage HUD assistance with mainstream resources.
CONTACT INFORMATION The DeKalb KidsHome Collaborative Working together to support stable housing, stable work, stable schooling, whole lives 321 West Hill Street, Suite 3, Decatur, GA 30030 404-371-1230 ext 213 firstname.lastname@example.org