•                                                                     CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN TRANSITION

     

    Mahwah School District is committed to helping students and families in transition and are experiencing homelessness within the boundaries of our school district.

    The school district administration and the teachers will work together with families to help homeless students continue to be successful in school.  A homeless liaison has been appointed to advocate for these students.  Some of the ways the liaison can help are:

    • Provide advocacy and resources to the family and student for basic needs
    • Provide training on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of homelessness
    • Provide teaching strategies to be inclusive of these students

    If you know a student who lacks permanent nighttime shelter, please contact Lisa Rizzo, Mahwah Public School's Liaison for Homeless Youth and Families at lrizzo@mahwah.k12.nj.us