Families in Transition & Education

If your family finds themselves in a transitional period where steady housing is a challenge, the McKinney-Vento Act (Homeless Act) may provide supports and protections to ensure that your child/children have a consistent education.

Please contact either your children's school or the Homeless Liaison, Kyle Gerdes at 815-754-2290.

Assistance may include:

  • School Supplies

  • PE Uniform

  • Fee Waivers

  • School breakfast/lunch

  • Transportation

ISBE - Homeless Education

An Illinois State Board of Education grant-funded project under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Children and Youth Program. The goal of this statewide initiative is to disseminate information to Illinois schools and shelters as to the educational rights and needs of homeless children and youth.


Barb Food Mart - A school-based Food Pantry serving all families with a child enrolled in the DeKalb School District #428.

  • Goodwill

Address: 1037 S. Annie Gladden Road, DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone: (815) 756-4200

  • Salvation Army

Address: 1814 Sycamore Rd, DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone:(815) 758-3814

DeKalb County Directory of Resources