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
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
On November 21, Williamsbridge Family Services held a 'Celebrate Your Greatness' event for parents. The event featured interview tips, professional makeup artists, and a barber. Parents also participated in self-care workshops and received professionally shot LinkedIn photos. Family Services staff, volunteers, and partners at Red Lips for Change and That Suits You facilitated the event.
Originally from New Jersey, Shallaya discovered she was pregnant while living at a single women’s shelter in Harlem. “I’m new to New York, so I wasn’t sure how to do things,” she explained. “So I had to start from scratch.” After entering Prospect Family Residence in 2018, Shallaya, then 23 and pregnant with
Every Friday, parents at Saratoga come together for Ms. Laura's cooking class, where they learn family-friendly recipes that combine affordability with nutrition. The classes are also a chance for parents to enjoy themselves, exchange international recipes, and bond over food and family.