Horizons For Homeless Children
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.