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Starting Life Without a Home
The trauma of homelessness can have devastating and lasting effects on infants and toddlers. According to the National Center for Homeless Families, homeless children are sick at four times the rate of other children. They have twice the rate of learning disabilities, are twice as likely to repeat a grade in school, and have three times the rate of emotional and behavioral problems of non-homeless children.
The staff at PACT’s Therapeutic Nursery are experts in caring for young children and their families who have been traumatized by homelessness and specialize in parent-child attachment and early intervention. In 2012, Program Director, Kim Cosgrove, testified before a Congressional Caucus hosted by Zero to Three National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families on the impact of homelessness on early development, and highlighted approaches for serving these young children and their families. Starting Life Without a Home, is a video that was produced by Zero to Three and features highlights from the briefing.
T. Rowe Price Builds Bikes for PACT
Many thanks to our good friends at T. Rowe Price in Owings Mills for donating new bikes, trikes and Cozy Coupes to PACT! Their sales team members volunteered their time and talents building some great new rides for the kids in our medical child care center. PACT is grateful to T. Rowe Price for its many years of partnership and support!