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HFH Community Comes Together for Holiday Gift Drive

During a typical holiday season, families, staff, and supporters at HFH come together for a steady stream of in-person parties, gift giveaways, and other celebrations. Though this year's festivities were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the HFH community still found ways to safely celebrate the season. Through an Amazon Wish List, we received

2021-01-21T08:35:13-05:00December 30th, 2020|

The Saratoga Scoop Presents…Meet the Eagles!

"Afterschool has helped me through this pandemic by helping me to push through. I didn't have as many opportunities [due to the pandemic], but it helped me to work harder and get more." The Saratoga Scoop is an in-house Communications Club that produces publications, videos, interviews, and insights into the latest

2020-12-10T14:54:36-05:00November 10th, 2020|

Back to School 2020: How HFH Families are Navigating the ‘New Normal’

Every August brings a flurry of activity to children and parents at HFH, with a steady stream ofbookbag giveaways, end-of-summer soirees, and back-to-school preparations. In 2020, with the NYC Department of Education’s announcement of a hybrid learning model, back-to-school season took on an added urgency at HFH, with both K-12 and Family Services staff adapting their services

2020-09-25T13:04:12-05:00August 20th, 2020|
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Parents Create Vision Boards at Williamsbridge Family Services

Family Services staff 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 staff, the workshop was intended to create "a safe place for clients to express their past sufferings and present distress through dialogue

2021-01-22T09:56:28-05:00March 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

2021-01-22T09:54:18-05:00March 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|

OMG! The Saratoga Eagles Shimmer and Shine at OMG Accessories Party

Girls of all ages at Saratoga took a break from their mid-winter recess dance practices, gymnastics lessons, and LEGO team preparations for a special giveaway party planned and facilitated by staff at OMG Accessories, an NYC-based line of pink unicorn-themed bags and accessories. The giveaway was planned for mid-February to coincide with Valentine's

2020-02-26T12:00:22-05:00February 25th, 2020|
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