Communities: Dallas, Texas
Heart House is a nonprofit that provides safety, education and opportunity to refugee and underprivileged children.
Heart House provides interventions and support services to move students from a mindset of chaos to an oasis of calm.
The idea for Heart House was conceived by founders Suzanne Kiefer and Anna Land, while volunteering in the Vickery Meadow community in the late 1990’s. They recognized a significant need for a program to help the children, living in this difficult neighborhood, who often did not have a parent at home after school, or a safe place to study and continue learning. They created Heart House to fill this void by providing a safe haven and academic programs where children would be encouraged to grow, to meet their potential and fulfill their dreams.
Heart House is blessed with a skilled and dedicated staff, a talented and determined board, and caring and committed volunteers. They serve because they see the potential in the students and understand the importance of creating a safe environment, educational enrichment, and opportunity for children to explore the world. They do it as if the children of Heart House are their own.
Many of Vickery Meadow’s 53,000 residents are immigrants and refugees. Of that population 5,303 are under the age of six, and 3,932 are between the ages of six and thirteen. 39% are considered “asset poor”.Heart House serves children from various backgrounds and ethnicities that truly reflect the community in which we operate. We currently have 15 languages and dialects represented in our program. The breakdown of the 120 children served daily is as follows:
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