Housing Assistance Corporation Blog

Family shelter kids preparing to go back to school

Posted by Julie Wake on Thu, Sep 06, 2012 @ 12:27 PM

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Back to school is an exciting and anxious time for kids and parents. A common anxiety for many of us is seeing a child take the bus for the first time. But if you are a family in shelter with school-age kids, your anxiety runs deeper. Shelter parents and staff worry if school applications will be accepted, or if they will be able to secure a bus pass or lunch voucher. This is compounded by the lack of permanent housing.DSC 0259 resized 600

Yet school-age shelter kids still find excitement at the prospect of a new adventure and their parents can find unexpected reassurance from a shelter support system, such as those at Angel House, Carriage House and The Village at Cataumet. All three shelters work diligently with parents to ensure every kid is registered for school and prepared for the first day. This is where these kids become part of the wonderful Cape community, our community.

As we celebrate these first few days of school, we’d like to ask for your financial support to help our shelter staff and families be better prepared for the months ahead. For the past 38 years HAC’s mission has been providing safe, decent and stable housing for all but we can’t do it alone.  Click here to donate to our family shelter programs.

Best wishes for a wonderful school year and we hope to hear from you. 

Your friends at Housing Assistance Corporation

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