GMSD students experiencing homelessness
GENERAL MCLANE SCHOOL DISTRICT
SUPPORT FOR YOUTH EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS
This page contains information pertaining to homeless services provided through the General McLane School District. Please utilize the information below to learn more about homelessness and the McKinney-Vento Act. If you or someone you know may be experiencing homelessness, please contact your child’s school counselor or General McLane School District’s Homeless Liaison:
Mrs. Sarah Grabski
814-273-1033 ext 5901
WHO IS HOMELESS?
An individual who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. This includes children and youth who are:
- Sharing housing (doubled-up)
- Living in motels, hotels, trailers, or camping grounds
- Living in emergency shelters or transitional housing
- Unaccompanied Youth-Abandoned, Runaways
- Living in cars, parks, public places, abandoned buildings
- Migratory children (living in circumstances above)
WHAT SERVICES CAN THE DISTRICT OFFER HOMELESS STUDENTS?
The District can offer assistance with a variety of needs for each homeless students. Some of them include transportation, medical and dental services, food assistance, and more.
All homeless students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities and should have the same access to all GM activities as any student would.
INFORMATION & RESOURCES
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Edinboro Food Pantry
150 South Perry Lane
Edinboro, PA 16412
Help/assistance provided: The Edinboro Food Pantry is an individual site that distributes boxes or bags of food directly to those in need. A food pantry is a member agency of, and obtains food from, a food bank.
Open: Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Boro Women & Family Services
108 High St.
Edinboro, PA 16412
Help/assistance provided: Boro Women & Family Services is dedicated to “Providing Resources And Support To Individuals & Families In Crisis” Rest assured that all services are free and completely confidential.
St. Francis Xavier Parish Food Pantry
8880 W. Main St.
McKean, PA 16426
Help/assistance provided: Food provided for families in need
Open: Every Friday, or anytime by request.
CHILD CARE RESOURCES
Please see this attached list of child care providers in the Edinboro and McKean areas.
For additional help:
Early Learning Resource Center
Region 1: Crawford, Erie, Mercer, Venango counties
3823 W. 12th Street
Erie, PA 16505-3381
The primary contact for essential employees is Chuck Lytle:
The fax number for Crawford, Erie, Mercer and Venango Counties:
Please see the attached list of doctors and dentists that have partnerships with GMSD.