Testing Out Trades with Tools & Tiaras

Afterschool students at Saratoga Family Residence tested out the trade of plumbing with a recent workshop, hosted by Tools & Tiaras, that portrayed how water filtration systems operate. Students learned the significance of the field of plumbing and the job security that can be gained by entering the trade. The

2022-05-13T10:40:28-05:00May 13th, 2022|

Spotlight on: Charima Thompson

Charima Thompson began her professional journey at HFH working at Prospect Family Residence in the safety department. After five years in safety—starting as a Safety Aide and then receiving a promotion to Safety Supervisor—she decided to chase her aspirations and apply to a position as a Housing Specialist at HFH’s newest

2022-04-26T14:25:58-05:00April 26th, 2022|

Spotlight on: Carlos Santos

For nearly 15 years, Carlos Santos has been working his way up from part-time clerk to accounting manager at HFH. Yet, for much of his childhood, he had his sights laser-focused on a very different career path. “I was on track to be a musician,” said Santos, who attended a professional

2022-03-28T14:06:56-05:00March 28th, 2022|

HFH Summer Camps 2022

HFH Summer Camps 2022 is on. View the the videos in English and Spanish, and see more details below to learn more. Since 1989, HFH Summer Camps have helped over 15,000 campers experience a genuine sleepaway camp experience by accessing the serene nature of Harriman State Park. HFH campers are representative of over 14,000 children who live

2022-03-25T13:35:14-05:00March 2nd, 2022|

Snapshot: Back to School 2021–2022

The policy team’s latest snapshot examines the experience of parents at HFH shelters whose children returned to in-person schooling in the fall of 2021 after a year+ of remote or blended learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Returning to school buildings brought benefits to learning, but also created anxieties around COVID-19 infection and challenges around

2022-01-31T10:50:41-05:00January 31st, 2022|

Saratoga Family Residence In the News

Qns.com covered a book reading tied to the release of “Knock Knock, Where’s My Sock?” by Adina Lichtman for the kids and parents at the Saratoga Family Residence in Jamaica, Queens. The book was informed by several families living at Saratoga Family Residence and features a poem by one of the teens temporarily living at

2021-12-13T09:49:49-05:00December 13th, 2021|

Knock, Knock: Saratoga’s Afterschool Hosts A Book Reading

Saratoga Family Residence held a book reading to celebrate the release of an illustrated children’s book which was informed by several families living in the HFH shelter and includes a poem from a teenage resident about her experiences with homelessness.  The book Knock Knock, Where’s My Sock? by Adina Lichtman, founder of the organization Knock Knock, Give A Sock,

2021-12-03T15:54:03-05:00December 3rd, 2021|

Best Way to Recruit for the Culinary Employment Training Program? Chef Evan’s Pumpkin Pie Recipe, of course!

Allie’s Place Center for Culinary Education and Employment kicked off the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend with a food giveaway. The Culinary team prepared a delicious six-part meal for families to enjoy. The menu included cornbread, baked macaroni and cheese, collard greens, half of a chicken, homemade gravy, and a pumpkin

2021-12-03T15:39:51-05:00December 3rd, 2021|
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