This Thanksgiving, we at HFH expressed our gratitude to the many dedicated friends and special supporters who enriched our programming over the past several months. At Williamsbridge, volunteer makeup artists spent hours giving parents a chance to feel special during a self-care and interview skills workshop called Celebrate Your Greatn ess . Volunteers from the airline Lufthansa visited Saratoga Afterschool for a unique aviation and global travel-themed lesson. We also shared the story of one former resident who took the time to express her appreciation to Prospect Family Services and detail her journey to permanent housing. Throughout HFH, the past two months have proven to be a time for reflection, thankfulness, and plenty of fall-themed family festivities.
Parents "Celebrate Their Greatness" at Williamsbridge
At Williamsbridge, parents participated in an event called Celebrate Your Greatness, organized by Family Services staff and featuring makeup artists, self-care workshops, business clothing, interview tips, and more.

Minds Take Flight at Saratoga
Volunteers from the international airline Lufthansa spent an afternoon teaching students at Saratoga Afterschool about aviation and global cultures. Students expanded their global knowledge by 'flying' to stations representing diverse countries, from Bulgaria to Pakistan.

A Week in the Life with the Prospect Lions
At Prospect Afterschool, every afternoon boasts the perfect blend of consistency and novelty. We chronicled a week in the life with the Prospect Lions, from a fall-themed Family Dinner to a Native American Heritage Month activity to a weekly 'Healthy Chats' lesson.

Finding Support, Stability & Community: One Mother's Story

We shared the story of a former resident who, with the support of Prospect Family Services, moved into an apartment of her own with her young daughter.

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Partner Spotlight: Q&A with Lindi Duesenberg
Lindi Duesenberg is the founder of DMF Youth, a nonprofit that promotes a socio-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum through dance-based lessons. We spoke with Duesenberg about dance, meditation, and wellness at Prospect Afterschool.

Halloween at HFH: The Fall Ball,
Trick-or-Treating & Pumpkin Patches
Throughout the month of October, families and staff got into the Halloween spirit with dances, pumpkin patches, and spooky art projects.

Kids at Williamsbridge celebrated the season with trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, and a creature catcher art project.
At Saratoga, families participated in a Fall Ball featuring face-painting, costumed dance numbers, and more.
At Prospect, families participated in on-site trick-or-treating, a family Pumpkin Patch event, and a ghost-themed art activity.
Donation Spotlight: Costume Drive
The communities of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown organized a costume drive to benefit HFH. Thanks to their efforts, kids of all ages at HFH had plenty of costumes to choose from during their Halloween celebrations.

In the News: A Visit from the Queens Library Bookmobile
The Christian Science Monitor published an article chronicling a visit from the Queens Library Bookmobile a t Saratoga. The article highlighted several of the in novative resources available to families at HFH, and featured several interviews from HFH st aff and residents.

As always, our work wouldn't be possible without the staff, partners, volunteers, and supporters who ensure that Homes for the Homeless can continue to provide support for over 700 children and their families each year.
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