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Form meets Function in the Edgerley Family Horizons Center

"We believe that the families we serve are destined for something better and we’re here to help them and their child achieve it.” The new Edgerley Family Horizons Center was designed to be warm, welcoming and inspirational to children and families so they can aspire to something greater than they see in this particular moment of homelessness. Read on to see how design, colors, décor and artwork (the central piece by local artist Ekua Holmes) work together to fulfill Horizons’ mission. ... Read more

Congratulations to Horizons’ 2021 Boston Marathon Runners!

Horizons is proud to cheer a heartfelt congratulations to our 2021 Boston Marathon team! ... Read more

The 125th Boston Marathon – Meet Horizons Runners!

The 125th Boston Marathon is a momentous one, not only due to its milestone in the event’s history but it’s unusual fall date, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Having been rescheduled, cancelled and rescheduled once again – a first in the marathon’s decades long history – the anticipation and dedication of Horizons’ runners is palpable. Our organization is honored to have so many runners return to sign up for this long-awaited race, continuously fundraising in support of our mission despite the many challenges along the way. Like Horizons’ families, Horizons’ marathon runners are resilient, and we can’t wait to cheer them on! Read a few words from some of our runners – both new and returning – on why they’re running for Horizons in this year’s historic race. ... Read more

Making classroom celebrations sweeter, one child at a time

Celebrating milestones in a child’s life like a birthday is a joyous special occasion. But for families experiencing homelessness, the desire to create special memories for their child when funds, space and time are limited can add strain on a parent, especially those working overtime on career and financial goals to build a better life for their family.  When Cakes4Kids, another non-profit, reached out offering to provide celebratory treats for our students on their birthday, Horizons’ Center Director Jayd Rodrigues was excited to explore the partnership in our classrooms, recognizing there would be a benefit to both the children and their families.   ... Read more

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