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At Home at Habitot

Homeless Families

Homeless Families at Habitot Children's Museum

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.”

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 parented@habitot.org

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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