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Afterschool Adapts: Supporting HFH’s K-12 Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic

From an Independent Project Lab to Virtual Craft Club, our Afterschool & Recreation programs have been uniquely positioned to safely continue supporting HFH's K-12 students while NYC schools are closed.A Safe Space for Tutoring & Independent ProjectsSocial distancing and stay-at-home orders present unique challenges to students experiencing homelessness, many of whom share a small

2020-05-29T08:47:58-05:00May 26th, 2020|

HFH Partners Provide Relief During COVID-19

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis in New York City, our frontline staff have been working tirelessly to support our families. During this difficult time, we are more grateful for the generous support of our partners, many of whom have stepped up to provide additional, targeted support to our families and staff.

2020-05-29T07:59:44-05:00May 13th, 2020|

Introducing…Story Time with Ms. Jodi!

It's #TeacherAppreciationWeek! Over the past several weeks, we've been developing a slate of virtual clubs and activities, so that students at HFH can stay connected to their favorite teachers until lessons resume in person. Ms. Jodi, Director of Childcare at Saratoga Family Residence, created this online Story Time for Saratoga's youngest learners, featuring

2020-05-29T07:32:56-05:00May 4th, 2020|

COVID-19 & Self-Care for Parents: Tips & Resources

Find a "quiet time" for yourself. With families staying home together, it can be hard to find time for yourself. Look for a "quiet time" during the day when your child is napping, reading, or otherwise safe and occupied. Carve out a space for yourself, even if it's only for fifteen minutes in

2020-05-28T11:14:00-05:00May 4th, 2020|

HFH Summer Camps 2020 COVID-19 Update

Due to COVID-19 and its effect on the state of New York, we regretfully announce that we are cancelling our HFH Summer Camps sleep-away program for the upcoming 2020 season. This is the first time we have done this since HFH Summer Camps was founded in 1989. We were excited for the upcoming summer

2020-04-02T11:03:57-05:00April 2nd, 2020|

HFH LEARN: Online Learning Resources

Online Learning Resources (PDF) Early Childhood Education Resources (PDF) Recursos de Aprendizaje en Línea (PDF) Recursos de Early Childhood Education (PDF) RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES TO SUPPORT CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACE & RACISM Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism: AGES 0-8. CNN's Van Jones and Erica Hill partner

2020-07-21T12:39:03-05:00March 24th, 2020|
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Parents Create Vision Boards at Williamsbridge Family Services

Lucy Castro, Employment Specialist at Williamsbridge, designed a six-week workshop for parents to visualize the intersection of homelessness, mental health, unemployment, family, and love through the assembly of vision boards. According to Castro, the workshop was intended to create "a safe place for clients to express their past sufferings and present distress through

2020-03-12T13:55:44-05:00March 12th, 2020|

2019 Year-In-Review

As we settle into 2020, we'd like to take a moment to celebrate the HFH families, staff, and supporters who've guided and enriched our programming in 2019. With the number of families experiencing homelessness in New York City on the rise from approximately 8,000 families in 2004 to more than 12,000

2020-04-15T14:34:15-05:00March 12th, 2020|
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Oral Storyteller Brings African Folktales to Young Learners

Adadoma Bediako, an oral storyteller, visited Prospect Early Childhood Education Center for an interactive lesson on African folktales. The storytelling show formed a part of the children's Black History Month celebrations, which also included lessons on black inventors like Garrett Morgan, inventor of the traffic light. Bediako began the lesson with a folktale

2020-03-11T15:40:15-05:00March 11th, 2020|
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