Horizons For Homeless Children Inc
Rating: 5 stars 1 review
Issues: Children & Youth, Homeless & Housing, Human Services
Location: 1705 Columbus Avenue Roxbury MA 02119 USA
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. To improve the lives of the children we serve over the long term, we connect their parents with the tools they need to achieve social and economic self-sufficiency. We provide leadership in advocating for homeless children and their families through leveraging and sharing our expertise with others and advocating with policy makers and the public.
Programs: Since 1994, the Community Children’s Centers have provided comprehensive, full-time early care and education for homeless children and support services to their families. Today, the CCCs provide 175 children with a place to learn, to play, to explore, to build social skills and to just be kids. While the children learn in the classrooms, their parents can work toward social and economic self-sufficiency. Each family is assigned a Family Advocate. Through services such as education, job training, individual counseling, parenting programs and case management, families are supported to reach their goals.
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I have been a volunteer with Horizons for seven years. It is a wonderful organization that reaches far and wide in Massachusetts to enrich the lives ofhomeless children living in shelters. The children have time to play and be a child in the beautiful playspaces sponsored by Horizons. The playspaces are staffed by trained volunteers, Playspace Activity Leaders (PALS). This organization is well run in it's fundraising efforts.They are tops at recruiting and retaining volunteers from all walks of life. Horizons advocates for homelessfamilies acroosthe state. This organization should be a model forthewhole country!
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