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American Family Inns

Homes for the Homeless developed the American Family Inn model as an efficient and effective approach for how to comprehensively serve homeless families within the context of the existing shelter infrastructure. The American Family Inns combine the basic services of traditional shelters with a full range of programs designed to meet the specific needs of homeless children and their parents. Rather than assume parents will have the opportunity to obtain services once they have procured permanent housing, HFH ensures that a family's future can begin as soon as they walk through the doors of an American Family Inn.

Each Inn provides a community of opportunity where families find the classrooms, libraries, computer labs, health clinics, playgrounds, and counseling centers they will use during their time as residents. All of these on-site resources make the American Family Inn a place where parents and children can learn and grow as they embark on the path to independence. Mothers drop toddlers off at daycare on their way to work, after-school teachers greet kids as they come home from school, and families learn together in literacy workshops. While students take educational field trips to museums and city landmarks, adults meet with employment and housing specialists who help them prepare for job interviews and find apartments of their own. On-site New York City Department of Education liaisons work to ensure that children are enrolled and attend school. Parents and children are embraced by a community that encourages them to grow and succeed.

The Clinton Family Inn
Manhattan, NY
Former Executive Suites
Est. 1992
Houses 82 Families with approximately 75 Children

The Prospect Family Inn
Bronx, NY
Former Hospital
Est. 1986
Houses 88 Families with approximately 125 Children

The Saratoga Family Inn
Queens, NY
Former Hotel
Est. 1987
Houses 255 Families with approximately 375 Children

The Williamsbridge Family Inn
Bronx, NY
Former Nursing Home
Est. 2004
Houses 88 Families with approximately 125 Children

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