Blog

Thank You for an inspiring year

2022 was a milestone year in Horizons’ history, thanks to you. We celebrated one full year in our Edgerley Family Horizons Center, where children aged two months to five years received comprehensive early childhood education while their parents worked towards a better future for their families. Read our blog for just a few of the ways Horizons has worked to change the life trajectory of hundreds of families, and the accomplishments we are proud to celebrate! ... Read more

A Business is Born: How Horizons is Supporting its Mompreneurs

When you ask a child what they want to be when they grow up, ‘homeless’ is not among the list of life plans. Some aspire to be doctors, dancers, teachers, crafters – some dream of opening their own beauty salon or becoming a famous chef. At Horizons, our programs not only foster this sense of possibility in our students, but in their parents whose dreams of building a stable, successful life for themselves are key to their family’s success. Read about our "Mompreneurs" - moms in our family partnerships program who are in the process of creating small businesses for themselves through creativity, gumption, and a willingness to learn. ... Read more

Boston will use federal funds for free training for early educators

Mayor Michelle Wu today announced the recipients of grants totaling $7,000,000 from Growing the Workforce Fund, designed to address early childhood workforce challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Joined by Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, and Representative Katherine Clark, Mayor Wu announced the investment of American Rescue Plan Act Funds at an event at Horizons for Homeless Children ... Read more

Offered in response to a recent op-ed in the Boston Globe, Direct Cash Assistance is a Proven Way to Support Struggling Families

In a recent op-ed, Economic Mobility Pathways CEO and former Acting Mayor Kim Janey shared her perspective on solutions that can help families experiencing homelessness here in the Commonwealth. We agree that low-income families in Massachusetts do not need to be “fixed” by a patchwork safety net of nudges and shoves. Instead, families need a support system that respects their basic humanity and empowers them to make the progress they seek for themselves. ... Read more

We use a TRAUMA-INFORMED, STRENGTHS-BASED, WHOLE-FAMILY approach. Our children learn through
brain
PLAY.
back to top