Horizons for Homeless Children Center
First-of-its kind in Massachusetts, the Horizons for Homeless Children Center will improve the education, health, and well-being of the city’s homeless families. It will house an Early Education Center, Horizons’ headquarters, the Department of Children and Families regional office, the national offices of YouthBuild USA, the Boston office of Room to Grow, and a restaurant owned by a local family. The early education programs and social services it will provide will help parents navigate the complexities of homelessness.
The Early Education Center combines three of the existing Horizons Day Care Centers into one, serving 225 children, ages two months to five years. It includes a STEAM activity space, a Family Library and Literacy Center, flexible community and training space, and outdoor play and learning spaces. Indoor and outdoor spaces incorporate trauma informed design strategies to better serve children and families in difficult situations.
The project is expected to be complete in 2021. Stay tuned for more updates!