PROFILE: Horizons for Homeless Children

13 Jun


Horizons for Homeless Children
http://www.horizonsforhomelesschildren.org/

Who are they?

The mission of Horizons for Homeless Children is to improve the lives of homeless children and their families. We provide homeless children in Massachusetts with the nurturing, stimulation and opportunities for early education and play that all children need to learn and grow in healthy ways.

What do they do?

We help children learn how to play, to share, to read, and to enjoy exploring their worlds. We help parents learn how to be nurturing and involved in the growth and development of their children, and help them learn and grow through job training, GED and college courses. We help to stabilize families so that they can weather any crisis, and thus help to break the cycle of homelessness that too often occurs.

History

Horizons for Homeless Children was founded in 1988 as an independent, non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to serving young homeless children and their families.

Horizons for Homeless Children touches the lives of more than 2,200 young homeless children each week in Massachusetts through Playspaces (educational and recreational spaces) in shelters and 175 children through its three Community Children’s Centers, Boston’s only comprehensive, full-time early education and childcare centers specifically for young homeless children. In addition to direct service, we advocate on behalf of young homeless children and their families with policy makers and provide training and technical assistance to related service providers.

Horizons for Homeless Children is supported primarily by charitable gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations. Every gift helps!

CONTACT:

Contact Horizons for Homeless Children
800.560.7702

For General HHC information
hhcinfo [at] horizonsforhomelesschildren [dot] org

For Program information
617.445.1480
programs [at] horizonsforhomelesschildren [dot] org

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