Early Ed and Care has contracted with 29 providers across Massachusetts to provide child care services to 700 homeless children and their families who are in a DHCD EA shelter or receiving short term subsidies or using HPRP(Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program) funds. Attached is the DHCD child care referral form, to be filled out by EA shelter staff (or, in the case of a motel family, by F.O.R. Families staff), and sent to DHCD.
We’ve been told that DHCD would like homeless TAFDC families who qualify for a DTA child care referral to use the child care available for TAFDC recipients, but they are not supposed to be screened out.
Click here for the fillable form, which can only be completed by EA or F.O.R. Families staff.
Thanks to Kell from MCH and Deborah Harris from MLRI for passing this along.