Statement Regarding New Coordinators for Schools with High Numbers of Children in Temporary Housing
Released October 30, 2018
“CCC applauds the Department of Education for recognizing the record number of homeless students in its system as the crisis it is, and we look forward to learning more about how new coordinators will help to better address the well-being and educational success of homeless students. We strongly urge the Administration to invest in additional Bridging the Gap social workers, as Bridging the Gap social workers offer critical counseling, social emotional support, and cross-system advocacy that homeless students and families so desperately need, and to ensure that the new coordinators have adequate supervision and support.”
Statement by Jennifer March, the Executive Director of Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York, co-convener of the Family Homelessness Coalition working to advance a coordinated, multi-agency, collaborative effort in New York City focused on the needs of homeless children and their families.