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.

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Ella’s story

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.

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Who We Serve

Our Students

24

countries represented

30

languages spoken

85%

displaced due to crime and political instability

98%

annual family income under $20,000

65%
Asian
12%
African
12%
Latino
8%
African American
2%
Middle Eastern
2%
Other
Student Feedback Survey

How students feel at Heart House

84%

feel safe at Heart House

87%

said that Heart House teachers care about them

77%

felt accepted at Heart House

Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire

How our students grow

40%
Improved or maintained gains in conduct Problems
78%
Improved or maintained gains in peer relationships
100%
Improved or maintained gains in prosocial behaviors
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Stronger Together

Community groups come together to provide hope after tragic fire in Vickery Meadow displaces refugee families.

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EVENT

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.

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Connect with Heart House on Social Media

Looking to get a better view of the work we’re doing in Vickery Meadow?  You can find photos, information, and news on our social media accounts. 

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$100 can provide a play therapy session for 10 kids

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