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Kent Schools Services Network - One Stop Does It All

A mom called a Kent Schools Services Network (KSSN) Community School Coordinator at school one morning asking for help.  Her family had just come back to Grand Rapids after an attempt to relocate fell through .  Not only were they homeless, but she didn’t know how to get medical care for her son who has special needs. 

The Coordinator contacted the school Nurse and on-site Department of Human Services worker and they joined forces to get the boy his medicine, reinstate Medicaid, find emergency needs funding and arrange housing.  Through KSSN, just one call pulled all of these services together to serve the family and keep the child in school.