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Dear Friend,

This is a week for all types of love – and we’re making the most of it with #HugsforHorizons, a weeklong celebration of the type of love that makes Horizons run. Whether you’ve got plans with your friends or a traditional romantic dinner for two, share something on social media we can all use – a little more love and appreciation for the world around you!


Ramping Up The Fun At Horizons
When Jackie, a former science researcher and educator retired, she knew she wanted to spend her newfound free time in a meaningful way. Navigating the world in a wheelchair, she was originally hesitant to pursue volunteer opportunities because she knew that her mobility could be a challenge. After learning about the Playspace Program, where Horizons builds and staffs playrooms in shelters throughout the state, Jackie’s excitement grew.
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A Look Inside A Horizons Classroom 
A child’s early experiences are critical to their lifelong success both socially and academically. According to the American Public Health Association, toxic stress caused by the experience of homelessness triggers a range of harmful biochemical impacts on the young developing child, including abnormal brain development.  Studies also suggest that homeless children experience more developmental delays, emotional problems and behavioral issues than their housed peers. At Horizons, our Infant Classrooms work to mitigate the negative effects of homelessness by utilizing trauma informed best practices, with an emphasis on consistent and nurturing schedules proven to counteract the impact of homelessness.<Read more>

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Embracing Touchpoints At Horizons
At Horizons, we are continually finding ways to increase the positive impact we have on families, which often begins by equipping our staff with tools to help them do their work at the very highest level. That philosophy is how Horizons began its partnership with the Brazelton Touchpoints Center, a collaboration that has proven beneficial not only for our staff, but for the families we have the privilege to serve. At a recent conference in New York City called Beyond Housing, Kate Barrand talked about the impact of this partnership and examples of how Touchpoints is influencing the work of Horizons’ staff. <Read more>


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