From an Independent Project Lab to Virtual Craft Club, our Afterschool & Recreation programs have been uniquely positioned to safely continue supporting HFH's K-12 students while NYC schools are closed.A Safe Space for Tutoring & Independent ProjectsSocial distancing and stay-at-home orders present unique challenges to students experiencing homelessness, many of whom share a small
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, HFH has been connecting our residents with information on how best to protect themselves and their families. For parents with young children, explaining these important changes can be especially challenging. That's why we're connecting residents to carefully designed materials developed by Sesame Workshop as a part of their
Prospect Early Childhood Education Center has been getting creative with its virtual programming. Join Ms. Val and Ms. Yanna as they explore the five senses and lead students on a color-based scavenger hunt!
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis in New York City, our frontline staff have been working tirelessly to support our families. During this difficult time, we are more grateful for the generous support of our partners, many of whom have stepped up to provide additional, targeted support to our families and staff.
It's #TeacherAppreciationWeek! Over the past several weeks, we've been developing a slate of virtual clubs and activities, so that students at HFH can stay connected to their favorite teachers until lessons resume in person. Ms. Jodi, Director of Childcare at Saratoga Family Residence, created this online Story Time for Saratoga's youngest learners, featuring
Find a "quiet time" for yourself. With families staying home together, it can be hard to find time for yourself. Look for a "quiet time" during the day when your child is napping, reading, or otherwise safe and occupied. Carve out a space for yourself, even if it's only for fifteen minutes in
Due to COVID-19 and its effect on the state of New York, we regretfully announce that we are cancelling our HFH Summer Camps sleep-away program for the upcoming 2020 season. This is the first time we have done this since HFH Summer Camps was founded in 1989. We were excited for the upcoming summer
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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