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
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.
At last month’s “F is for Family” workshop, families from Prospect Family Residence and afterschool had the opportunity to engage with the new set of resources developed by Sesame Street in Communities to help explain the experience of homelessness to young children. “It’s so important for all kids to see their lived experiences
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
Five new mothers with children between the ages of 3 weeks and 10 months participated in the first of a four-part series of Babies and Brunch group sessions at Prospect Family Residence. Babies and Brunch is an opportunity for mothers with infant children living at Prospect to grow, connect, play, and learn in