2023 Back to School


We're fast approaching the first day of school! Baltimore City and County schools open their doors on August 28. Our Pediatric & Family Clinic team wants to make sure everyone in our community has access to all the tools they need for a successful school year. Check out these resources to support teachers, parents/guardians and their little ones.

Know your rights

Regardless of your housing situation, your child has a right to:

  • School Breakfast & Lunch
  • Before/After School Programs
  • Preschool Programs
  • Transportation
  • Special Education
  • Gifted and Talented Programs
  • Career & Technology Education

The McKinney-Vento Act ensures these rights and provides services to children experiencing housing instability or homelessness.

    Services and resources at Health Care for the Homeless:

    We can help with:
    (Providers speak both English and Spanish)

    • Getting your child up-to-date on the required vaccinations 
      • Flu vaccines will be available in early September
      • COVID-19 vaccines are available to all children ages 6 months and up (as well as their parents, guardians, and caregivers)
    • Completing physical exams that are sometimes required by schools
      • School physical exams are offered by appointment
    • Providing referrals to specialty medical care
    • Sharing education on child health like on nutrition, exercise, emotional health and wellness and learning concerns

    Connect with care

    • Contact us, call 410-837-5533, or use the chat feature on our site to schedule an appointment. 
    • Health Care for the Homeless clinic info (English and Spanish)

    Events in the community—outreach, giveaways, cookouts, and more: 

    Local and statewide resources:


    Want to support care for children and families?

    Donate here

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    Back to School resources!


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