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ERIC Number: ED319507
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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The Child Care Council of Westchester's "Hope for the Homeless."
McBride, Kathleen
The problem of homelessness in Westchester County, New York has escalated sharply in the past few years. Estimates suggest that 5,000 people live in motels throughout the county. The largest segment of this population consists of families--women with young children. Mothers are often unable to participate in training programs due to a lack of child care. In an effort to address this problem, a model program called the Educational Advantage Program was developed by Westchester County in the summer of 1989. The program provided comprehensive opportunities for motel residents to obtain educational or job skill training. Based at the Elmsford Motor Lodge, the program gave residents access to drug education programs, self-sufficiency classes, health services, and participation in the local Head Start program for children over the age of 2.6 years. Children under this age were cared for in an on-site child care program designed and implemented by the Child Care Council of Westchester. The Council also offered family day care provider training as part of its "Hope for the Homeless" project. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York