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Family Resources

Welcome to Horizons!

We know that the challenges of homelessness can be overwhelming. We’re here to support you and your child with resources during your child’s important and earliest years.   

How we can help  

Horizons creates a community that benefits both child and parent. Our Early Education program sets your child up for future academic success, while our Family Partnership program sets you up with a mentor dedicated to helping you set and achieve your personal goals

To view this video in Spanish, click here.

Learn more about Horizons here. Conocer a Horizons.

Benefits of enrolling at Horizons:

  • Experienced teachers nurture and develop each child to his or her full potential
  • Enriched play-based curriculum: children of all ages develop skills in pre-literacy, music, art, math and science
  • Coming this spring: specialty classes in our library and state-of-the-art exploration lab for hands on learning
  • Free nutritious breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • Enhanced safety protocols amidst the pandemic 

What can parents expect?

Early Education Centers  

3 Centers: Roxbury, Dorchester, and Jamaica Plain 

Family Partnerships Program  

Family Advocates work with parents to build resilience and strength for themselves and their families.  

1-on-1 coaching helps parents in the pursuit of: 

  • employment opportunities
  • career options 
  • education 
  • resource connection  
  • personal wellness  
  • financial literacy  

Drop-Off Procedures:

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Horizons’ parents dropped children off in the classroom directly to teachers. However, due to guidelines from the Department of Early Education that require minimizing traffic within Horizons’ Early Education Centers, drop off and pick up now take place at the front door of the building with dedicated staff  walking children from the front door to their classroom and vice versa. Although the implementation of these measures aren’t idealthey are working to keep the entire Horizons’ community safe 

In response to the new guidelines, Horizons’ teachers have gotten creative to find ways to keep parents connected, despite not being able to be there physically.  Read our latest story here, which highlights those initiatives. 

We look forward to the day we can welcome parents back into classrooms!

Additional Benefits:  

MBTA Passes

Waived Parent Fees

Periodic Financial Assistance   

What the future holds for you and Horizons 

We’ll be welcoming all of our students and families into our beautiful new center in 2021. Join us now and secure a slot in one of our new classrooms, designed from the ground up for the unique needs of young children experiencing homelessness.

New building programming is scheduled to be open 7:30am – 5:30 pm. 

Take a virtual tour of our new facility here:

If you’re interested in finding out more about how to enroll, email us at admissions@horizonschildren.org.

If you’re working with a family who can benefit from our services, please make a referral here.
Resources for Enrolled Families
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