“Our mission is to use education as a catalyst to combat poverty and promote equityfor the most vulnerable in our city: refugee children.” We are an education nonprofit providing life-changing, holistic services to 240 refugee children annually. With a track record of serving underprivileged children hailing from trauma-sensitive backgrounds, our culturally-competent model is proven to increase social-emotional health, confidence levels, and academic performance.
Established in 2000, it provides life-changing services to 240 refugee children annually and operates in the heart of the Vickery Meadow community of Dallas, a high-poverty area where 50 different languages are spoken. Heart House’s culturally competent model has proven to increase social-emotional health, confidence levels and academic performance in underprivileged children hailing from trauma-sensitive backgrounds.
Heart House serves these children with a holistic model to establish a pathway to success in school and in life for each child. This social emotional learning approach helps level the playing field, and our culturally sensitive programming is customized to their background and current emotional state. Through the Head, Heart, and Hands (H3) program, Heart House gives children living in Vickery Meadow a chance to blossom through afterschool and summer programs and services, including homework assistance, mentoring, special projects and counseling.