You Can.

October is Homeless Children’s Awareness Month.

There are nearly 3,000 students identified as homeless in Allegheny County. The mission of Homeless Children’s Education Fund is to advance the education of these students but we can’t do it alone. YOU CAN assist in decreasing the amount of students experiencing homelessness.

How can you do this? Refer. Donate. Advocate.

All month long, we will host events to help educate the community about how YOU CAN make a difference. We welcome you to join us, bring a friend, and share with your contacts.

Refer a child to receive services

Donate to expand programs

Volunteer with HCEF

Calendar of Events

  • YOU CAN. Inspire
    Tuesday, October 4, 10 – 11 a.m.
    Stand Up Demonstration and Press Conference
    Market Square
  • YOU CAN. Soiree
    Thursday, October 13, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
    HCEF Cocktail Reception
    Square Café, East Liberty
  • YOU CAN. Influence
    Thursday, October 27, 12 – 1 p.m.
    State of Youth Homelessness: A Virtual Forum
  • YOU CAN. Toast
    Thursday, October 27, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
    Young Professionals Happy Hour hosted by Delvina Morrow, Patriece Thompson and Piper Treece-Angert
    Emerald City, Downtown
  • YOU CAN. Celebrate
    Thursday, November 17, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
    Community Celebration
YOU CAN. Inspire. 2022 Fast Facts. 2,836 Homeless students in Allegheny County. 30% Homeless students live in shelters. 70% live in cars, hotels or with friends/family. 400 students pre-k-24 years participate in HCEF programs.87% homless students are likely to drop out of school. 330 tutoring sessions conducted through HCEF mobile learning program. 346% likelihood a young adult without a high school diploma/GED will become homeless. 90% HCEF Teen Outreach Program students gradutate high school and pursue a post-secondary college/career opp.