Boston, Massachusetts<br />
Aug 30, 2011<br />
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Nichole Adams and her 2 year-old daughter, Khani, were among the One in fifty Americans who experience homelessness each year. Nichole lived in a rooming house and could no longer afford rent, even with her minimum wage job. She ended up in a shelter and was referred to Horizons for Homeless Children's preschool program for her daughter, Khani. Growing scientific evidence show that preschool homeless children are at risk for not developing crucial cognitive and brain development that occurs during this period in their lives. Programs like Horizons for Homeless Children (HHC) work at providing these children with a safe, play, and educational environment to promote that development.<br />
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Caption: Parenting classes at HHC has inspired Nichole to read to Khani every night and spend time with her. As a result, Khani loves to read. However, at night both live in fear and anxiety as there have been 7 shootings and the murder of a three year old in their neighborhood over the past year.

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Horizons For Homeless Children
Boston, Massachusetts
Aug 30, 2011

Nichole Adams and her 2 year-old daughter, Khani, were among the One in fifty Americans who experience homelessness each year. Nichole lived in a rooming house and could no longer afford rent, even with her minimum wage job. She ended up in a shelter and was referred to Horizons for Homeless Children's preschool program for her daughter, Khani. Growing scientific evidence show that preschool homeless children are at risk for not developing crucial cognitive and brain development that occurs during this period in their lives. Programs like Horizons for Homeless Children (HHC) work at providing these children with a safe, play, and educational environment to promote that development.

Caption: Parenting classes at HHC has inspired Nichole to read to Khani every night and spend time with her. As a result, Khani loves to read. However, at night both live in fear and anxiety as there have been 7 shootings and the murder of a three year old in their neighborhood over the past year.

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Photographer: Facing Change: Documenting America
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Date 30 Aug 2011
Location: Boston Massachusetts United States of America
Credit: Lucian Perkins©2011
Copyright: Lucian Perkins©2011
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