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.

Christina Hinds
Christina HindsDistrict McKinney-Vento (Homeless) Liaison
Phone: 269-668-3361 x 1770
Email: chinds@mattawanschools.org
Julie Cartier
Julie CartierEarly 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

Resources

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
269-343-3663

Kalamazoo Valley Family Church (food)
2500 Vincent Ave., Portage
269-324-5599

Salvation Army (multiple supports)
1700 S. Burdick, Kalamazoo
269-344-6119

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

Calvary Bible Church (clothing)
55 S. Drake Rd., Kalamazoo
269-372-1130

Calvary Reformed Church/Jody’s Closet (clothing)
7829 S. 5th Street, Mattawan
269-375-6240