Shantie Chattergoon, born and raised far from New York, uses her job as a receptionist to make sure that all feel at home in the Homes for the Homeless central office. Born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, in 1987 Chattergoon’s husband got a job that moved the couple and their children to
The Friars Club hosted dozens of kids from Homes for the Homeless this Saturday for a reading of What's Making Walter C. Laugh? by Ginny Jordan. Drawing inspiration from P.T. Barnum's belief that, "there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter,"
A group of Grace Church School seniors hosted a winter accessories donation drive to benefit Homes for the Homeless. All students at the school are required to complete a year of “service learning,” where they investigate a problem and try to tackle it through service. They can choose from a wide range of
Carjah Dawkins-Hamilton, Senior Client Care Coordinator at HFH’s Williamsbridge Family Residence, never thought she would be a social worker when she was growing up. “In a lot of Caribbean families, you’re either a nurse, a teacher, that’s the kind of field you get into,” Dawkins-Hamilton––who was born in Jamaica––explains. “You don’t really get into social
Last week at the Williamsbridge Family Residence’s Recreation Program, children learned to make “lava lamps” using simple items such as vegetable oil, food coloring, and Alka-Seltzer. The purpose of the activity was to teach participants about the properties of liquids. The kids learned that water sunk to the bottom of the bottle, while
Making Magic Happen, One Person at a Time Our Spotlight On: series takes a look at the people who keep HFH running. Today’s installment is on Wesley Negron, who brings a touch of magic to the residents at Saratoga. Negron is a 4-to-12 safety supervisor for the Public Safety Department at Saratoga. He
Book clubs are a way for friends, colleagues, or even strangers to get together to form a community around a common book. Well, at our Prospect Family Inn, the new Job Club, is a way for a community of parents who are temporarily residing in shelter to get together around a common theme--jobs. But
A little bad weather didn't keep the Saratoga Eagles soccer team away from Girls Soccer Day at the Frederick Douglass Playground and Field on September 6. The event, sponsored by Evenfooting.org, a non-profit organization that empowers underserved girls through athletics, drew more than 100 girls from across New York City, including six members of
Seven boys living at the Saratoga Family Inn in South Jamaica are living out their basketball dreams this summer as they attend a New York Knicks Summer Basketball Camp thanks to scholarships from the Garden of Dreams Foundation. Read more on QNS.
The Saratoga recreation program held a talent show—Saratoga's Got Talent—where the kids got to showcase their skills.