HeartShare and its Family of Services always believe in the power of human potential.

We believe that all people have the ability to learn, to attain greater independence and to shape their own futures. HeartShare Human Services of New York nurtures and empowers children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, such as autism, Down Syndrome and cerebral palsy and supports their families.

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Impact Stories

A Lifetime of Learning

Every day, HeartShare invests in and unleashes human potential with encouraging results. See what happens when HeartShare guides the people it supports towards greater independence.

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Our Programs

Since its founding in 1914, HeartShare and its Family of Services has expanded to over 100 program sites in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island and extends to 60 of the 62 New York counties through energy grants. HeartShare’s responsiveness to the needs of the New York community guides its innovation. When the community needed special education classrooms, HeartShare opened a school for children with autism. When young adults aging out of foster care needed a safety net, HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services created the American Dream Program to help youth achieve their college and career dreams.

Our Current Impact

2160 + employees
31500 children, adults and families served
90 + programs
6 years of accreditation achieved

Heartshare Locations

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Recent News

Join Us: Sustainable, affordable energy alleviates poverty

We’re not just subsiding utility bills. We’re addressing the heat-or-eat dilemma. HeartShare, through its Energy Assistance & Community Development Department, is recognized nationally as the leader in energy and utility advocacy and assistance in the state of New York. I travel to various cities during the year, such as Phoenix, Sacramento, Kansas City, Denver and Baltimore…

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HeartShare Participated in #bFair2DirectCare Rally at St. Francis College

HeartShare staff take a walk with Justin, who loves firefighters and thanks to the program manager and DSPs, visits with a local fire company. He also enjoys the Rangers and horseback riding.     HeartShare participated in the #bFair2DirectCare rally at St. Francis College on Monday, December 4th. Several members of HeartShare’s Brooklyn Day Habilitation…

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