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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|

Homes for the Homeless on Al Jazeera America

Saratoga Family Inn was featured in a news story by Al Jazeera America on the rise in family homelessness. With one in 30 American children now homeless, families are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. That’s why the support offered at Saratoga Family Inn is so important. The story highlighted

January 1st, 2015|

Homes for the Homeless 2013 and 2014 Biennial Review

Homes for the Homeless has assisted more than 47,000 families and 80,000 children by providing shelter, education on subjects from parenting to job-seeking skills, case management, child care, and health care services because we know that ending the cycle of family homelessness calls for more than a housing-only response. Our Early Childhood Education Centers

December 1st, 2014|

Homes for the Homeless EVP Aurora Zepeda Appears on Melissa Harris-Perry

Our Executive Vice President Aurora Zepeda appeared on the Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC this past weekend to discuss philanthropy and the new ideas emerging to encourage philanthropy and to ensure donations are being used wisely. Zepeda appeared alongside Jennifer Jones Austin (CEO, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies), Stacy Palmer (Editor of The Chronicle

December 17th, 2013|

HFH Newsletter – Summer/Fall 2013

In this issue we spotlight one of our day care employees, Sade Dickson, whose initiative in starting a Parent Action Committee at the Saratoga Family Inn has created a renewed sense of community within the Early Childhood Education Center. Another feature focuses on Family Works, an internship program designed to provide adults in our

November 1st, 2013|