Horizons’ Marathon Runners: Kate Adams & Nikki Charifson

Meet Boston Marathon Runners Kate Adams and Nikki Charifson who are running for homeless children across Massachusetts! ... Read more

Horizons Celebrates Music in Our Schools Month

There is no such thing as a cure-all. However, when it comes to children traumatized by the insecurity of homelessness, music comes pretty close. Research shows that music helps even the youngest children express emotions, overcome toxic stress, and build critical connections in their developing brains. ... Read more

Dealing with Feelings

For a toddler, the Horizons classroom is an exciting and stimulating space filled with toys, books, teachers, and other students. It can be overwhelming for any young child to navigate as they learn more about themselves and their environment every day. Children who have experienced the trauma of homelessness face additional challenges self-regulating their complex emotions as they react to the world around them. ... Read more

Mayra’s Story

In order to establish an inclusive environment of trust and understanding, Horizons employees communicate with children and family members in their first language, intentionally staffing classrooms with at least one bilingual teacher. Read more about Mayra, one of Horizons' bilingual teachers, to learn how her dual language skills make her an invaluable asset to Horizons. ... Read more

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