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A Day in Horizons’ Digital Classrooms

Horizons' teachers have brought the classroom to students. Virtual read alouds, Zoom meetings, even FaceTime Calls, have proved that learning can happen anywhere. And while we can't be together learning and laughing in person, our commitment to education and to our students remains unchanged. ... Read more

Trauma and Triumph: How Horizons Helps Children Overcome Toxic Stress

At Horizons, teachers, staff, and family advocates are trauma-informed and sensitive to how early childhood experiences impact each child in our early education programs as well as those who utilize our Playspaces in 90+ shelters throughout the state. With specific training, programs, and services designed to help mitigate trauma, Horizons’ staff is educated and well-equipped to serve families experiencing homelessness by fostering mental health, social-emotional growth, and a child’s overall development. ... Read more

Shelter Diaries

Follow along this #GivingTuesdayNow as we share how we’re helping families like Portia’s stay healthy while living in shelter. Be part of our work helping families get through this crisis by making a gift or sharing this story so others know about the work Horizons is doing with families experiencing homelessness. ... Read more

Spanning the Digital Divide

After making the difficult decision to close our Playspaces and Early Education Centers, Horizons’ team began researching ways to support families safely and get children access to books and educational games, in part by soliciting the input of Horizons’ family shelter system. All worked together to ensure enrichment could continue, albeit in a much different capacity by proving children with Tablets preloaded with educational and age appropriate content. ... Read more

We use a TRAUMA-INFORMED, STRENGTHS-BASED, WHOLE-FAMILY approach. Our children learn through
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