• Internal Referral Link

      If you are a DPSCD Staff and know a student who may qualify for services under McKinney-Vento, please complete the INTERNAL FORM. 

    • External Referral Link

      If you know a student who may qualify for services under McKinney-Vento and you are a student, parent/guardian, or community agency, please complete the EXTERNAL FORM. 










    • Michigan Alliance for Families

      A statewide resource that connects families of children with disabilities to resources that help improve their children’s education. They help facilitate parent involvement as a means of improving educational services and outcomes for students with disabilities. 
    • Michigan Department of Education - McKinney Vento

      Michigan Department of Education homelessness webpage has many links, lists, and information items, as well as a list of local contacts for students experiencing homelessness.
    • Wayne Metro

      Wayne Metro Community Action Agency is assisting families facing unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents of Wayne County may qualify for assistance in the following areas: Food, Income Support, Utility Assistance, Rent & Mortgage assistance.


    Definition of the Term “Homeless Children and Youth”


    Detroit Public Schools and the Cody Family have supports available for our students experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity. If you know of a Cody student and family in need of help please scan this image and complete the survey to the best of your ability.

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    Definition of the Term “Homeless Children and Youth”

    The term “homeless children and youth” is defined by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act as:

    • · Children who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.
    • · Children and youth who are sharing the housing of others, with or without their parents, due to loss of housing (doubled up).
    • · Children living in motels or hotels or trailer home due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations.
    • · Children living in emergency or transitional shelters.
    • · Children and youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
    • · Children and youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings.
    • · Unaccompanied youth includes youth, not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian.
    • · Migratory children and youth who are living in a situation described above.
    • · Children awaiting foster care placement.

    If you have any questions about the McKinney-Vento Program referral process or any of the services offered by our office, please book an appointment using this link. https://bit.ly/OHFC-DPSCD




  • Housing Support for Cody Student and Families
    A shelter and support system for students in need. 

    Our 45-bed shelter is a warm and welcoming space for youth aged 18 to 24. Most of our youth are fleeing from homes with abuse and neglect. Some have spent some time on the streets. When young people come to stay at our shelter, they are taking the first step towards making positive life changes. Here, they are given not just food, a clean bed, a safe place to stay, medical and mental health services, but also the guidance and support they need to determine their own bright future. The Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Youth can stay from 1 day to 3 months.

    2959 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
    Detroit, MI 48208 - Directions

    t: (313) 463-2000

    The Youth Connection
    Committed to providing high-quality youth programs, advocacy and supportive services.

    4777 East Outer Drive; Suite 1340

    Detroit, MI 48234-3241

    Phone Number: (313) 826-7099

    Fax Number:     (313) 826-7098

    General Email Address: info@theyouthconnection.org

    Transitional Housing (+Teen Mothers)
    Ms. Key 313-467-7002
    Address: 150 Stimson Street, Detroit, MI 48201
    Phone: 313-993-4700
    Email: info@drmm.org
    Transitional Housing Residents may stay up to two years while they address issues that contributed to their homelessness. While there, they are able to work towards stability, education and training, and find employment to meet their needs. A wide range of supportive services, including case management, education, mental health, employment and substance abuse aftercare services are available to help residents succeed. Follow-up is provided for up to six months after they leave to help them successfully overcome all obstacles to independence and stability.
    Campus: Genesis House I 
    Target Population: Teen mothers and their children. Mothers attend high school and raise their children with staff support.
    Creating Opportunities To Succeed (COTS)
    We understand that circumstances may be frightening and challenging but we are glad you've looked to COTS for assistance. COTS is a provider of housing assistance and shelter for families facing or experiencing homelessness and we are here to offer hope, help, and housing by way of information, resources and programs designed to aid families in overcoming homelessness.

    The first step in getting help is to connect with CAM - the Coordinated Assessment Model under which COTS and all shelters in Detroit operate. CAM is an organized process that focuses on matching the needs of people experiencing homelessness with available shelter and housing resources in and around Metro Detroit. For more information about CAM, click HERE.
    Families & Unaccompanied Youth (18-24)
    Access point: Southwest Solutions- Housing Resource Center
    1600 Porter St., Detroit, MI 48216
    Monday through Friday 11am - 7pm
    Single Adults & Unaccompanied Youth (18-24)
    Access points
    Noah Project
    23 E Adams St., Detroit, MI 48226
    Monday through Friday 11am - 7pm
    NSO Tumaini Center 
    3430 3rd Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
    Monday through Thursday 10am - 4pm
  • CAM Detroit
    The Coordinated Assessment Model (CAM) is a systematic approach to homelessness that focuses on aligning the needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of becoming homeless to available shelter and housing resources.
    Main Office-Southwest Solutions- Housing Resource Center
    1600 Porter St.  Detroit MI, 48216
    Call Center 313-305-0311
    Email camdetroit@swsol.org