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Mahwah Township Public Schools

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Children and Families in Transition

Mahwah School District is committed to helping students and families who are in transition and 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 for 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