Berks County Intermediate Unit
BCIU - PA Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH)
A Liaison is provided for families that are experiencing a lack of permanent housing and who would like their children to remain in their school district/preschool of origin; or are experiencing difficulties in enrolling their children in the school district where they are temporarily staying.
1111 Commons Boulevard
Reading, PA 19605
Eligibility: The family is experiencing a lack of permanent residence due to an event that occurred where they were forced out of their permanent residence.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (610) 987-8509 Main
  • (610) 987-8400 Fax
  • (610) 987-8401 TDD
Email Address: info@berksiu.org
Intake Requirements: Families must simply inform the preschool or district that they are experiencing housing issues and would like to meet with the school district liaison. Every school district has an appointed Homeless School Liaison.
Intake Procedure: No formal intake procedure is required.
Fee Amounts: No fees
Geographical Area: Berks, Chester, Lancaster, Lebanon, Dauphin, and Schuylkill Counties.
Helpful Tips: Should families be denied this service, they should contact the Regional Coordinator immediately and the coordinator will facilitate dialogue with the school district.
Languages Spoken: English
Service Contact: Kristen Hoffa, Region 2 Coordinator

Tabitha Kramer, Program Specialist

Melissa DeMotta, Program Specialist

610-987-8509
Services:
  • Homeless School Transition Programs
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Berks County Intermediate Unit
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