Education of Homeless Children 

Program Information

The Berrien County McKinney-Vento Project, one of the original federally funded Michigan McKinney Projects, has been serving homeless families and youth since 1993. An initiative of Berrien Regional Education Service Agency, the McKinney Project's outreach site and learning center is housed at Safe Shelter, our local domestic violence safe haven.

The McKinney Project now serves schools and homeless children in a four-county grant consortium:  Allegan, Berrien, Cass and Van Buren.

The McKinney Project has established a well-equipped field site at the Shelter, which enables early identification and assistance of homeless youth, and provides a location for tutoring, arts and crafts, computer training, and parenting workshops.  From the site, we coordinate services for homeless youth staying at area shelters, in attendance at area schools, and on the street and needing assistance.

We can help to resolve problems with school enrollment, such as transportation, school supplies, transcripts, immunization records, and we serve as advocates for homeless parents, children, and youth.

Contact Information

Berrien RESA McKinney-Vento Project Coordinators
711 St. Joseph Avenue
Berrien Springs, MI  49103
Fax:  269-471-9731

Joyce Miller
Tel:  269-471-7725, ext. 1126
joyce.miller@berrienresa.org

McKinney Project Learning Center
Tel:  269-925-3811
Fax: 269 925-3826

Reshella Allen-Hawkins
McKinney Project Outreach Specialist
Tel:  269-925-3811
reshella.hawkins@berrienresa.org

Pamela K. Kies-Lowe
Michigan State Homeless Coordinator
Tel: 517-241-1162
kies-lowep@michigan.gov

Resources

For Homeless Education Resources, please click here.

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