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Korean Delegates Visit the Saratoga Family Inn

Delegates from the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Health and Welfare recently visited the Saratoga Family Inn. Saratoga Administrator Michael Fahy took the group on an informative tour of the daily operations and explained the resources and programs that we offer. The tour ended with the Ministry of Health and

June 28th, 2016|

Chess Help at The Prospect

Learning how to play chess has numerous benefits for children including improved academic performance, strategic thinking, and self-confidence. At the Prospect Family Inn, older kids in the Futurelink after-school program (ages 12-17) volunteered to teach chess to the younger children in the Big Brownstone after-school program (ages 5-11).

March 16th, 2016|

Santa’s Dashing Elves

The Dashing Whippets Running Team descended on our offices this holiday season to wrap literally hundreds of toys so that every child staying in our sites could have a merry Christmas. Each year the running team spends hours with HFH to wrap toys to make the holidays special for

December 10th, 2015|

Mad Science at The Prospect

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) subjects are a key component of our after-school programs. As part of our fall curriculum, children in our Big Brownstone after-school program participated in Mad Science, where once a week children learn STEM subjects like robotics through a variety of exciting hands-on

November 19th, 2015|

Halloween with MUFG

Children in our Prospect and Saratoga Early Education Centers took a mini-field trip to MUFG offices in Manhattan where they went “cubicle to cubicle” instead of “door to door” trick or treating. One of our goals at HFH is to make the children at our sites

October 29th, 2015|

Hofstra University Students Lend a Helping Hand

This summer, a group of freshmen from Hofstra University's Discovery Program spent a day volunteering at the Saratoga. For their "day of service," our volunteers played educational games with children in our early childhood education center and assisted in the after-school program. This thoughtful group was also

August 25th, 2015|

Summer Camp Gives Homeless Children A Chance To Just Be Kids

Homelessness places profound stress on a child's life, and many of these stressors are compounded during the summer season. Homes for the Homeless offers a unique opportunity for over 550 children to attend Summer Camps in Harriman State Park and experience the season as a kid should - with activities including hiking, swimming, dancing,

July 28th, 2015|

Changing the Odds

Bronx teens volunteer to help homeless youth Changing The Odds is a group of Bronx teenagers who volunteer at least 20 hours of community service helping others. (April 9, 2015 12:28 PM) A group of teens is helping young Bronx children living in shelters across the borough. Bronx teenagers with Changing

April 9th, 2015|

Life Lessons: Learning On and Off the Yoga Mat

Yoga helps those who practice it learn about themselves, cope with stress, improve concentration, and much more. These valuable life lessons are particularly important for homeless and at-risk youth. That’s why Homes for the Homeless offers yoga (taught by Lineage Project) to students in its FutureLink after school program at the Prospect

March 1st, 2015|

Family Works Graduates Thirteen Interns

Interns in our Family Works program were honored at a graduation ceremony this past week. The three-month program provides valuable, hands-on job experience to shelter residents who meet a set of basic criteria through internships in security/safety, child care, housekeeping, and maintenance. Our interns are guided by mentors and employment specialists and participate in

March 1st, 2015|