Resources for Homeless Families

  • We are here to support your family.

    The Office of Homeless and Foster Care (OHFC) protects the educational rights of homeless & foster youth, by removing barriers to education. Our goal is to identify and support homeless young people so each student can successfully participate in the learning environment and meet state and local academic achievement standards. We ensure homeless children are free from discrimination, segregation, and harassment. 

    Contact us

    By phone: (313) 748-6383
    By email:
    If you need assistance after business hours, call Public Safety at (313) 748-6000

Other Available Resources

Relevant Links

  • Schedule an Appointment
    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
    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 referral form.

    Michigan Alliance for Families is 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 webpage has many links, lists, and information items, as well as a list of local contacts for students experiencing homelessness.
    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.