Resources for Children, Youth, and their Families Experiencing Homelessness
We work to reduce and remove educational barriers for youth experiencing homelessness in the South Williamsport Area School District. If you’re a student living in emergency housing, displaced from your housing, a runaway, or a parent or guardian of a student lacking housing, or someone working with students experiencing homelessness and their families, we are here to help you obtain any assistance you might be eligible for, including education resources, automatically qualify for free meals (breakfast and lunch), transportation help, and assistance to maintain your educational program.
For assistance with enrollment or maintaining placement while homeless, call the district office and ask for the Homeless Liaison at 570-327-1581.
Transportation Assistance: Contact the Director of Transportation
Transportation assistance is available for youth experiencing homelessness. Please review the options and procedures below for the situation that best supports your needs.
Youth experiencing homelessness are eligible for transportation along regular district routes AND may also be eligible for special transportation to shelters, other places of temporary residence, or a connection location with another source of transportation.
Youth experiencing homelessness, who reside outside the district, are eligible for transportation to and from the shelter or their current residence to their home school if it is in the youth’s best interest to continue that placement. Transportation may be coordinated between school districts if necessary.
Youth experiencing homelessness are also eligible for public transportation assistance. These services can also be coordinated with school district transportation if necessary.
Regional Assistance for Homeless Youth and Families:
Family Promise of Lycoming County
635 Hepburn St.
Williamsport, PA 17702
American Rescue Workers – Saving Grace Shelter
324 Campbell Street
Williamsport, PA 17701 570-323-4130
570-323-8401 ext. 118
YWCA of Northeastern PA
Wise Options and Liberty Shelter
815 W. Fourth St. Williamsport, PA 17701