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The Concord Bridge – Concord quietly welcoming migrants to local emergency shelter

Concord, MA – The influx of migrants into Massachusetts on top of an existing housing crisis has generated controversy and headlines across the state. Meanwhile, Concord has quietly opened its arms, converting a motel into an emergency shelter… 

The shelter also focuses heavily on supporting its child residents, partnering with Horizons for Homeless Children, an organization that runs early childhood programs. Play is vital for childhood development. Both migrant children and homeless children experience trauma which can cause major developmental issues.  Play is something Horizons takes very seriously.  

“Many of these children have been through tremendous amounts of trauma and dislocation. Dislocation for a child is stress and trauma,” said Kate Barrand, president and CEO of Horizons for Homeless Children.  

Read the full article in The Concord Bridge.