At Home at Habitot
Find a Home Away From Home
Berkeley Food and Housing Project, Matilda Cleveland Transitional Housing (East Oakland), and Women's Daytime Drop-in Center, BOSS, Oakland Elizabeth House and GRIP (Greater Richmond Interfaith Program) are the local homeless shelters that bring families to Habitot on regular visits. These families, which have lost that home-like setting where young children play, and often their play-date networks, enjoy exclusive time at Habitot to reconnect and play with their children.
Michele Dubowick, formerly of Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center, says, “I had never seen one parent laugh with her child before coming to Habitot.”
At Home at Habitot supports families going through an incredibly stressful time with playful interactions and exploration that enhance family well-being. One parent participant said, “I am a low income under-employed single mother. Having a day sponsored for us has renewed my son’s and my spirit and given us joy.”
Homeless Birthday Party Program
Birthday parties have a huge impact on young children and homeless children are at risk for not enjoying this quintessential childhood experience. Thanks to seed funding from donors to our 2014 Indiegogo campaign, and inkind gifts from Cakes4Kids, dozens of homeless children have free, all-inclusive parties at Habitot on their special day. Isn't this something every child should have growing up? Donations are welcome to keep this program going. Donate online
Family shelter directors and others may schedule a homeless birthday party by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE Return Visit Passes and Applications
FREE return visit passes and applications for subsidized memberships are provided to each family. For information or to schedule a homeless family group visit, contact email@example.com
Thanks to Our Sponsors
At Home at Habitot is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Sam Mazza Foundation and Lowell Berry Foundation.
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