Heart House today announces a grant award from The Liberty Mutual Foundation as part of their Texas Educational Grant initiative, for the agency’s year-long afterschool and summer program serving 240 refugee children of the Vickery Meadow neighborhood of Dallas.
“I’m so encouraged by this continued support from our friends at Liberty Mutual Foundation,” shares Lenita Dunlap, CEO of Heart House. “As a longtime partner, Liberty Mutual is truly a champion for refugee children, and we are so grateful. Through their Liberty Torchbearers program, Liberty Mutual supports us throughout the year through hands-on volunteering, charitable giving, and in-kind services. This grant award from the foundation helps us sustain the life-changing work that occurs every day at our eight sites in this tight-knit community.”
Since 2000, Heart House has collaborated with area partners, nonprofits, businesses, and volunteers to provide holistic, year-round services such as learning clubs, art therapy and counseling to support the refugee and underprivileged children of Vickery Meadow. Annually, Heart House serves 240 students, free of charge, to families.
Vickery Meadow is one of the most densely populated areas of Dallas. To help address the traumas of fleeing war, persecution and life in refugee camps, Heart House provides a place for refugee children to move “From Chaos to Calm” through year-round, holistic programming, which supports academic, social-emotional learning, and character development. To learn more about Heart House and the work being done in the Vickery Meadow community, visit www.HeartHouseDallas.org.
Heart House is a nonprofit whose mission is to use education to combat poverty and promote equity for the most vulnerable in our community: refugee children. Heart House Dallas provides academic programs in which children are encouraged to grow, to meet their potential and fulfill their dreams.
The Liberty Mutual Foundation invests in community initiatives dedicated to empowering individuals who are experiencing homelessness, advancing access for people with disabilities, and expanding educational opportunities for underserved students.