Nurtury celebrates Pressley’s federal funding for unhoused families seeking child care

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March 29, 2024

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Thank you, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, for supporting the needs of unhoused families seeking child care in Boston through your FY23 Community Project Funding for MA’s 7th Congressional District.

Yesterday, Congresswoman Pressley visited Roxbury alongside Mayor Michelle Wu and Representative Sam Montano to celebrate the $1 million of federal funding secured to provide emergency child care vouchers for families experiencing homelessness in Boston.

Nurtury’s mission is to provide accessible, high-quality early education and care to children so that the whole family can thrive, which is why we have a team of Family Partners who provide additional support for families by connecting them to wraparound services including housing, job training, food programs, mental and physical health services, and more.

In Massachusetts, 1 in 19 children under the age of six experience homelessness. Making high-quality child care accessible for all starts with our unhoused families. It is imperative to provide safe and nurturing care for children experiencing homelessness so that their families can move towards securing permanent housing and/or employment. As Pressley expressed, “when parents are able to work and their babies are safely cared for, everyone benefits.”

We appreciate our President & CEO, Laura Perille, and VP of Business Development, Mayra Rosado, being included in conversations amongst city officials, early education staff, and families to discuss the importance of this funding and initiative. Thank you to Horizons for Homeless Children for hosting this event!