Homeless Education Network (HEN)

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    The Homeless Education Network (HEN) in Denver Public Schools (DPS) provides supplemental educational supports for students experiencing homeless situations. HEN is a resource for DPS schools to provide guidance and the connection to Denver-area support services for families experiencing homelessness.

    The HEN mission is to help DPS homeless children use education to break the cycle of poverty through direct support. The primary objective is to remove educational barriers that prevent homeless children from having a successful school experience.

    HEN focuses support on school readiness and student success including:

    • School enrollment and advocacy
    • Backpacks/school supplies
    • Free breakfast
    • Lunch assistance
    • Clothing and uniform assistance
    • Basic-needs supplies
    • Community resources

    Visit the Homeless Education Network website to learn more about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act and HEN services.