State & National Organizations

  • National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE
    Provides information and links to help educators, service providers, and families ensure that homeless children and youth have access to educational opportunities and success in the classroom.
  • National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
    NAEHCY, a national grassroots membership association, serves as the voice and the social conscience for the education of children and youth in homeless situations by connecting educators, parents, advocates, researchers and service providers to ensure school academic achievement and overall success for children and youth.
  • Attendance Works
    Attendance Works is a national and state initiative that promotes better policy and practice around school attendance. They promote tracking chronic absence data for each student beginning in kindergarten, or ideally earlier, and partnering with families and community agencies to intervene when poor attendance is a problem for students or schools.
Homelessness and Poverty
  • National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP)
    Founded in 1989 at the Columbia School of Public Health, the NCCP seeks to identify and promote strategies that prevent young child poverty in the United States and that improve the life chances of the millions of children under age six who are growing up poor.
  • National Center on Family Homelessness
    The National Center on Family Homelessness conducts research and evaluation, program design, service delivery, systems integration, and advocacy to help homeless children and their families.
  • National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
    NCHV is the resource and technical assistance center for a national network of community-based service providers and local, state and federal agencies that provide emergency and supportive housing, food, health services, job training and placement assistance, legal aid and case management support for hundreds of thousands of homeless veterans each year.
  • National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
    The center's mission is to alleviate, ameliorate and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness.
  • The Corporation for Supportive Housing
    CSH helps communities create permanent housing with services to prevent and end homelessness by providing high-quality advice and development expertise, by making loans and grants to supportive housing sponsors, by strengthening the supportive housing industry, and by reforming public policy to make it easier to create and operate supportive housing.
  • Housing Assistance Council (HAC)
    The HAC is a national nonprofit corporation created to increase the availability of decent and affordable housing for low-income people in rural areas throughout the United States.
  • National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO)
    The leading housing and community development advocate for the provision of adequate and affordable housing.
  • National Fair Housing Advocate
    A project of the Tennessee Fair Housing Council.
  • National Housing Institute
    An independent nonprofit organization that examines the issues causing the crisis in housing and community in America. NHI examines the key issues affecting affordable housing and community development practitioners and their supporters.
  • National Low Income Housing Coalition
    An organization dedicated solely to ending America's affordable housing crisis.  It educates, organizes, and advocates to ensure decent, affordable housing within healthy neighborhoods for everyone.
Other Helpful Internet Resources
  • The National Network for Youth
    The National Network for Youth's mission statement is championing the needs of runaway, homeless, and other disconnected youth through advocacy, innovation and services - one community at a time.
  • Children's Defense Fund
    A private, nonprofit organization that educates the nation about the needs of children and works to ensure every child has a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life.
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway
    Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    The Mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives.