News and Advocacy Alerts

SchoolHouse Connection's 2021 State Policy Advocacy

SchoolHouse Connection has released information about their 2021 state advocacy campaigns in Kentucky, California, Maine, Maryland, Nevada, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, and Texas. The focus areas of these advocacy campaigns are:

  • Minor consent and access to services,
  • Success in higher education,
  • High school graduation, and
  • Employment.
Click here to read more about these legislative priorities.

Children's Book Benefits Safe Place®

Nicole Leckenby has published a new children's book, COVID. COVID is a children's book that explores how a young child views all of the new changes in their life during the pandemic and is recommended for children in pre-k - 1st grade. $1 from each book sold will be donated to Safe Place.

Click here to purchase the book.

Re-introduction of the Emergency Family Stabilization Act

A bipartisan group of senators has reintroduced the Emergency Family Stabilization Act. The act intends to fill in funding gaps in response to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic by providing agencies that serve youth and families experiencing homelessness with flexible funding. National Network for Youth (NN4Y) has created an advocacy page with various resources to allow individuals and organizations to show their support for the Emergency Family Stabilization Act. Take action today by visiting


"Engaging and Re-Engaging Students Experiencing Homelessness During the Pandemic": A SchoolHouse Connection Webinar Series

The pandemic has exacerbated the inequities that many students experiencing homelessness face. SchoolHouse Connection is hosting a 30-minute webinar every Thursday in February to discuss ways homeless liaisons and school personnel are working to engage students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar is an interactive, Q&A style, and participants are encouraged to bring questions.  Part II of "Engaging and Re-engaging Students Experiencing Homelessness During the Pandemic" will take place Thursday, February 11th at 2:00 p.m. EST and will feature a conversation with Fallon Stewart, School-Based Program Supervisor, Maslow Project, Oregon. Click here to register for this webinar and find information about the rest of the month’s webinars.


Racial Equity Tool Updated

The National Alliance to End Homelessness’s Racial Equity Network (REN) has updated their toolkit. This new update is intended to help providers use the racial equity tool to address inequities in testing, treatment, and service delivery in Black and Brown communities that are contending with the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The tool also includes a section to track and assess who is being vaccinated in a service area. 

Click here to access this tool.
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