Homeless Children's Education Fund: Providing Hope Through Learning
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Welcome to the website of
the Homeless Children's Education Fund!


Our Mission:
The Mission of HCEF is to advance the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness in Allegheny County by:

  • Providing educational programs and services
  • Serving as a trusted advocate
  • Sharing expertise
  • Facilitating collaborative relationships that maximize the collective impact among community partners. [Homeless Education Network (HEN)]

Our Guiding Principles:
We believe that. . .

  • Children and youth experiencing homelessness deserve equal access and full participation in the same educational and enrichment opportunities enjoyed by their stably-housed peers.
  • Young people cannot soar above the barriers of homelessness without the support of individuals and organizations that are steadfastly committed to nurturing their resilience and realizing their gifts.
  • Collaboration is essential to confront homelessness and ensure that the myriad needs of children and youth without homes are respectfully and effectively met.



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Homeless Children's Education Fund • 2020 Smallman Street, Second Floor • Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone (412) 562-0154 • Fax (412) 562-1109 • info@homelessfund.org
The Homeless Children's Education Fund is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with
United Way Donor Option #963315 and Combined Federal Campaign #9633154.
Donations are tax deductible in accordance with IRS rules and regulations.
The official registration and financial information of the Homeless Children's Education Fund
may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999.
Registration does not imply endorsement.

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