Family & Student Resources


Check the CDC website for regular public health updates on COVID-19. A selection of resources is below. 

Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act

Universal Schools Homelessness Policy

Administrative Procedures for Policy 150.02

Universal Schools Homeless Liaison Directory 2020-2021


Septa & Transportation Policy:
If students experiencing homelessness live at least one mile (1.0) away from the school, they are eligible to receive transportation assistance. Please click the link below for more information:

Coordinating Title I Services

Pennsylvania’s Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) Program

ECYEH General Guide

Basic Education Circulars

ECYEH School Staff Guide

Dispute Resolution

Guidance on Allowable and Unallowable Expenditures

ECYEH Resource Manual


Healthcare Services

Greater Philadelphia Health Action Inc. (With Parental/Guardian approach, Licensed and Board Certified Clinicians provide your child(ren) with medical, dental and behavioral health services during their regular school day.

Behavioral Services

  • 24/Hr Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention Service 215-686-4420
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Red Nacional de Prevenci’on del Suicidio 1-888-628-9454

CBH Provider Directory

Abuse & Neglect Services

Safety & Support

Prevention & Intervention Support

School-based Parent Leadership Groups

Parent Association

  • Supports each school through volunteering on campus and at events, fundraising to support school initiatives and promoting activities

School Advisory Council (SAC) (Renaissance Schools only)

  • Parent-led council organized and maintained by the School District of Philadelphia
  • Oversight role is to monitor the school-based charter agreements between the School District of Philadelphia and each Universal Renaissance school
  • Monitor the academic progress of each Universal Renaissance school and report Universal’s progress annually to the District