Promising Practices for Serving Philadelphia’s Students Who Experience Homelessness

FPSN originally developed Promising for Providers Serving Homeless Students in 2010 as a resource for building strong partnerships between family service providers and schools, and this is version II. Promising Practices offers a framework to help providers develop and maintain relationships with key personnel in their children’s schools, provide academic support, lower truancy, and improve parental involvement. Key terms are in bold and defined in the glossary at the rear of this booklet. Some Promising Practices might work differently in congregate emergency (EH) and transitional housing (TH) sites than in scattered housing or Rapid Rehousing sites. Scattered site locations may need to adapt the practices based on feasibility and what best suits the needs of the residents.

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