TRAUMA INFORMED CARE

Education as a catalyst

We serve some of the most vulnerable in our community: refugee children. Most have experienced trauma beyond their years, coming from war-torn or poverty-stricken lands. At Heart House, we provide a safe place where these students can come to study after school and in the summer. Our holistic mental and behavioral health model meets kids where they are, taking into account their background and current emotional state. This social emotional learning approach has been proven to increase academic performance, improve mental health, and establish a pathway to success for each child—in school and in life.

PROPRIETARY CURRICULUM

Head, Heart, Hands program

The Head, Heart, Hands program or “H3” employs a comprehensive approach to deliver meaningful results. Social-emotional learning (SEL) is a core part of the strategy to ensure the holistic healing and growth of each individual child. Physical and academic health is developed simultaneously through customized educational and therapeutic experiences for students. 

Our Head, Heart, Hands program utilizes social emotional learning to improve academic performance and mental health.

WHO WE SERVE

Our impact

17%

Average increase of 17% per student in reading fluency

6%

The need for SEL skill development decreased from 45% to 6%

88%

88% of students agreed “I enjoyed coming to Heart House this summer”

Heart Of The Matter Blog

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. Find us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Stronger Together

On Monday, March 4, a fire destroyed the homes of sixteen families and damaged the homes of ten others at Sunchase Square Apartments in the 7200 block of Holly Hill Lane in Vickery Meadow.

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