McKinney-Vento (Homeless) Act

The McKinney-Vento Act is a Federal Law that ensures the right of students to go to school even when they are homeless or don’t have a permanent address. The Act aims to reduce barriers that have prevented many homeless youth from enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school.

Kim Porco
Kim PorcoDistrict McKinney-Vento (Homeless) Liaison
Phone: 269-668-3361 x 1770
Julie Cartier
Julie CartierEarly Childhood Education Center and Early Elementary
Point of Contact
Extension: 1673
Amy Smith-Owens
Amy Smith-OwensLater Elementary Point of Contact
Extension: 1596
Kristen Kay
Kristen KayMiddle School Point of Contact
Extension: 1427
Alaina Scott
Alaina ScottHigh School Point of Contact
Extension: 1293


In a shelter, motel, vehicle or campground?  Please click here for more information.

Mattawan Area Pantry (food support):  269-459-3088

Supplies for Success (clothing and school supplies) and WildPaks (weekend food packs) – Contact Building Point of Contact above.

Loaves and Fishes (food)
901 Portage Street, Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo Valley Family Church (food)
2500 Vincent Ave., Portage

Salvation Army (multiple supports)
1700 S. Burdick, Kalamazoo

United Way
Kalamazoo/Van Buren Counties (multiple supports, including housing)
Dial 211

Calvary Bible Church (clothing)
55 S. Drake Rd., Kalamazoo

Calvary Reformed Church/Jody’s Closet (clothing)
7829 S. 5th Street, Mattawan