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Round Table on Services to Families Experiencing Homelessness

June 5 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT


Click Here: Resources for Agencies Serving Families Experiencing Homelessness

Homeless Families and their children have been served by Head Start and Early Head Start local agencies for many years.  Our programs are uniquely equipped to serve these families with our comprehensive service model. 

The new Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) released in November 2016 include a provision [§1302.15(c)] allowing Head Start and Early Head Start programs to reserve one or more enrollment slots (up to 3% of the funded enrollment) for pregnant women and children experiencing homelessness in their service areas for a period of 30 days when a vacancy occurs. This provision complements the afore-mentioned regulations of the Head Start Act and can serve as one part of a program’s broader strategy for serving children and families experiencing homelessness (https://naehcy.org/early-childhood/).  Furthermore, local program leaders report challenges on reaching and impacting this community in a meaningful manner.  Here in Region IX, and across this nation, services to homeless families is complex and requires new innovations, partnerships and resources.

Join us for a Round Table on Services to Families Experiencing Homelessness, on June 5, 2019 in San Francisco, CA

During this time, we hope to engage with our Regional Office and hear updates on how they are supporting this effort in coordination with the Central Office of Head Start.  We are planning for presentations from selected agencies and group discussions to reflect on challenges facing our grantees, delegates, and community partners.

Schedule for the day:

8:00 – 9:00 AM                 Registration / Coffee / Networking

9:00 AM                               Welcoming from Region IX Office of Head Start

                                               Jan Len, Invited

9:30 AM                               Placing Families and Children at Center of the Day

9:45 AM                               Panel 1: Strategies – Urban Settings

                                              Large Group Reflections

11:00 AM                            Panel 2:  Strategies – Suburban and Rural Settings

                                              Large Group Reflections

12:00 PM                            Closing Remarks

                                              Wassy Tesfa, Chair, Region 9 Head Start Association

                                              Lunch (included)



June 5
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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The Vision

All children, regardless of their circumstance at birth, deserve a full and prosperous life.

The Mission

  • Support high-impact Head Start programs for children and adults by creating opportunities for collaboration, networking and information sharing.
  • Unite with state and national Head Start organizations to ensure regulatory and budget outcomes that support our work.
  • Champion the message that every child and family who succeeds makes their community a better place.

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