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Meeting the Moment: Reimagining Playspace during the Pandemic

Rising to challenges imposed by the COVID-19 crisis, including the statewide closure of these playrooms, the Playspace team had to find new ways to reach young children living in shelter. Playspace responded by adding another dimension to their work. If the Playspace couldn’t directly work with children, they could help children by helping parents expand their parenting toolkit. The parent workshop was born. ... Read more

A Year In Retrospective

Horizons’ Year in Retrospective shares the story of the COVID-19 pandemic from various voices impacted by Horizons’ work. ... Read more

Volunteers bringing value, one classroom at a time

Classroom Volunteers are a passionate subset of Horizons' volunteer base, dedicated to helping the children and teachers in Horizons' three Early Education Centers. Although the COVID-19 pandemic changed their roles, it didn't change their enthusiasm for their work. Hear from three of Horizons' Classroom Volunteers on how they've remained a helping hand to Horizons' during a challenging year. ... Read more

Securing Food for Families Who Need it Most

Thanks in part to a generous grant from the Boston Resiliency Fund, Horizons has been developing a program to address food insecurity for families facing homelessness. Through a partnership with Neighborhood Villages, another Boston-based nonprofit focusing on families and affordable childcare, the two agencies collaborated to develop a pathway for our families to gain access to a new Horizons food program with Fresh Truck.   ... Read more

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