Our five family residences are located in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens. We offer free, on-site childcare, early education programming, afterschool-recreation, wrap-around social services, and employment training, as well as a variety of referrals and access to citywide resources depending on the site.
HFH’s family residences are Community Residential Resources Centers–serving as a resource for both the residents who are temporarily staying there and to residents who live in the surrounding neighborhoods.
Each Family Residence provides access to resources where resident families and surrounding community members can find classrooms, libraries, computer labs, playgrounds, and counseling centers. All of these on-site resources make the sites a place where parents and children can learn and grow as they embark on the path to housing and economic stability. Mothers drop youngsters off at 3k and 4k on their way to work, after-school teachers greet kids as they come home from school, and families bond together at special community events. While students take educational field trips to museums and city landmarks, adults meet with employment and housing specialists who help them prepare for job interviews, learn valuable life skills, and find apartments. On-site New York City Department of Education Liaisons work to ensure that children are enrolled in and attend school. Overall, residents and community members are embraced by a supportive system that encourages individuals and families to grow, achieve, and succeed.