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Summer 2021 Snapshot: New Parents at HFH Family Shelters

This Summer 2021 Snapshot provides information collected from new parents in HFH’s four family residences. Over one in three clients at HFH family shelters are “new parents,” meaning they are pregnant or have a child who is under the age of two. This snapshot examines demographics, previous living accommodations, access to healthcare, and other data

2021-10-07T14:37:06-05:00October 7th, 2021|

Spring 2021 Snapshot of Resident Enrollment in Disability Programs

This Spring 2021 Snapshot takes a look at the HFH resident enrollment in disability programs. The federal Social Security Administration administers two disability programs: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). These programs provide resources to those who are unable to work due to a disability or to low-income parents caring for children living

2021-06-23T15:06:08-05:00June 16th, 2021|

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

2021-01-22T09:54:18-05:00March 12th, 2020|

Parents ‘Celebrate Their Greatness’ at Williamsbridge

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.

2019-12-02T15:58:08-05:00December 2nd, 2019|

Finding Support, Stability & Community: One Mother’s Story

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

2019-12-05T11:14:12-05:00November 28th, 2019|

Spotlight On: Celina Rodriguez

As a teenager, Celina Rodriguez, Director of Family Services at Prospect Family Residence, experienced living in a homeless shelter with her single mother and four siblings. Now, she channels that experience into coordinating comprehensive support for homeless families seeking to secure permanent housing and financial stability. “It helps me to communicate with people

2018-12-18T09:43:07-05:00December 18th, 2018|
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