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Bright Space to Give Fairfax County Homeless Children a Dedicated Play & Learning Environment

From Shelter House:

[Falls Church, VA.] – On Monday, November 14 at 11:00 a.m., members of Bright Horizons Family Solutions, the Booz Allen Hamilton Family Center and Shelter House, Inc. will cut the ribbon to officially unveil the new Bright Space for homeless children and families at the Patrick Henry Family Shelter. Bright Spaces are designed to provide children and families in shelters with a dedicated warm, enriching area to play, learn and relax. Faculty and families from the Booz Allen Hamilton Family Center/Bright Horizons Family Solutions in McLean, VA, raised money and renovated the existing community room at the shelter into the Bright Space room.

“During this tough economic climate, housing programs really appreciate partnerships like these with Bright Horizons and the Playtime Project to support our efforts to help families weather homelessness. The renovated Bright Space will make a tremendous difference for the children and families we serve to feel at home and thrive while they transition to self-sufficiency,” said Jerry Coleman, Executive Director of the Northwest Church Family Network.

“The development and creation of a Bright Space enriches the environment for all occupants of the shelter. The vision and creation of each Bright Space equally inspires and enriches the lives of our dedicated teachers, directors and regional managers, who through their efforts enable countless children to have moments of rich play, imagination, laughter, and hope for a brighter future that lies ahead,” said Patricia Berl, Division 2 Vice President of Bright Horizons Family Solutions.

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