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Horizons for Homeless Children - MA - Central Massachusetts Youth Volunteers


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Horizons for Homeless Children - MA - Central Massachusetts
Last updated on March 31, 2014

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Horizons for Homeless Children improves the lives of young children who experience homelessness and helps their families to succeed. We accomplish this by providing:

--High quality early education and opportunities for play
--Comprehensive family support services
--Advocacy on behalf of young children experiencing homelessness
--Training and technical assistance for other providers with similar objectives

Description:
In central MA, Horizons for Homeless Children installs Playspaces in family shelters. Complete with educational toys, games, books, and arts and craft supplies, Playspaces help homeless children have the opportunity to grow and develop in healthy ways and assist them in achieving success in school and beyond. In addition, the program trains and places volunteers in Playspaces to play with the children as their parents are involved in other activities.

History:
Founded in 1988, Horizons for Homeless Children (formerly The Horizons Initiative) is Massachusetts's only non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to meeting the needs of homeless children and their families. The Playspace Programs install and equip playspaces in family shelters and train volunteers to work and play with children.

Contact person: Casey Zink, Program Coordinator, (508) 755-2615, (email)


Office fax number: (508) 755-3485

Address:

 74 Elm St.
Worcester, MA 01609
(See a map)

Web Site: http://www.horizonsforhomelesschildren.org

Miscellaneous Information

Are any opportunities appropriate for youth ages 18 or under? If yes, what age range?
18 and up. If you are 16 or 17, you may volunteer with a parent or guardian.
Last updated on March 31, 2014

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Horizons for Homeless Children - MA - Central Massachusetts 5 Overall Experience    Experience rating
I LOVE it!!! i Look forward to it every week i love the kids!!

 The agency i am with is YouInc. Its for homless teenage mothers and there kids. We watch 6 kids 2 can't walk and the rest are toddlers.My sister and my mother do it with me!I really look forward to every Tusday from 5-7. The kids are wonderful challenging at times of course but soooo worth it!It gives the mothers a break as well as the kids and i enjoy well pretty much every minute of it!:)
posted by MaryJanice on March 20, 2006
 
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