The School Engagement Packet is a guide to involving schools in ending youth homelessness in Connecticut.

Communities across the state are beginning to intensify their efforts to commit resources, build collaboration, and utilize proven strategies to address the important issue of youth homelessness and housing instability.

School are essential in this initiative! Check out the School Engagement Packet below and explore ways of getting involved in this effort.

School Engagement Packet


  • Letter from the Superintendent of Meriden Public Schools
  • Lesson Plan on the rights of Homeless and Unstably Housed Youth and Young Adults
  • Involving your School in the CT Youth Count! Overview
  • Flyer

The Guardian‘s Teacher Network offers a guide on teaching homelessness on their website. After registering to the network, educators can find a series of films by Crisis, the UK national charity for single homeless people. The guide also looks at the issue of hidden homelessness, which explains financial reasons behind homelessness, what it means to be homeless, and, for younger students, conflicts in the home.