Homeless Liaisons

Dr. Frank Mauriello
Director of Special Services
Homeless Liaison
District McKinney- Vento Liaison
(201) 416-8100 ext. 3826
Training Certification 23/24

The local homeless liaison for the Ramapo Indian Hills Regional Hills School District who can assist homeless students and their parents or guardians with such activities as:
  • How to enroll in school and access school services
  • Obtaining immunizations or medical records
  • Informing parents, school personnel, and others of the rights of homeless children and youth
  • Working with school staff to make sure that homeless children and youth are immediately enrolled in school pending resolution of disputes that might arise over school enrollment or placement
  • Helping to coordinate transportation services for homeless children and youth
  • Collaborating and coordinating with the State Coordinator for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth and community and school personnel responsible for providing education and related support services to homeless children and youth.

Additional information can be found on the NJDOE  website and from the links below.

NCHE Brochure

 IDEA NCHE Supports

MV Toolkit

McKinney-Vento Brochure


Diahann De Ruggiero, MSW, M.Ed.

Region I Director serving Bergen, Hunterdon, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex and Warren County

McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program

Bergen County Special Services School District 

E: [email protected]

P: (201) 343-6000 Ext. 6588

F: (201) 996-6973


Asanti Nicholas

School Homeless Service Navigator serving Bergen, Passaic,

and Somerset County

McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children & Youth Program

Bergen County Special Services School District

E: [email protected]

P: (201) 343-6000 Ext. 6584