A place for moving refugee children from chaos to calm
AN EDUCATION NON-PROFIT
Helping refugee kids
Heart House is an education non-profit that serves refugee children with a holistic after-school and summer program utilizing social emotional learning to help them thrive in their new community. We’re located in the same residential areas as the families we help, and offer a culturally sensitive approach to each child’s needs. In short, we’re a place that moves the most vulnerable kids from a state of chaos to a sense of calm.
Every day, when she arrived after school, Ella was despondent and disengaged, hungry and afraid. When we tried to connect with her, she would run to the corners and not speak. When our Heart House team started one-on-one play therapy twice a week, she slowly opened up. Toys were her outlet, and so she would tell stories through her favorite doll.
displaced due to crime and political instability
annual family income under $20,000
feel safe at Heart House
said that Heart House teachers care about them
felt accepted at Heart House
Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire
How our students grow
Community groups come together to provide hope after tragic fire in Vickery Meadow displaces refugee families.
Celebrating World Refugee Month
Join Heart House as we celebrate the richness of diversity and cultures of our students and families in Vickery Meadow. June 20th is celebrated around the world and commemorates the strength, courage and resilience of millions of refugees.
“It’s easy for refugee families settling into a new culture and new language to get lost. Dallas prides itself in being a welcoming community, and this grant ensures that our youngest residents in Vickery Meadow have the best chance in life.”
“What I love about coming to Heart House the most is learning more things and seeing more people that give me more hope in life. Teachers, volunteers and friends tell me to be better and push through obstacles. Heart House is very important to me.”
“I’m thrilled to be part of an organization that puts children first. The after-school care and support that Heart House provides makes a tremendous difference in so many young lives. Our recent rebrand and website launch will further amplify our impact and reach to new supporters. I’m truly blessed by my involvement with Heart House and grateful for the opportunity to help these amazing children.”
“I love our teachers and volunteers. They make my day brighter and getting help with homework is really helpful, especially when I am having trouble.”
“I love coming to Heart House everyday, but my favorite part is all the field trips! I’ve been to a lot. They are always so fun.”
“I love attending Heart House because all of my friends are here and I always have fun. I also like making slime!”
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