Being a caretaker holds different meanings for many people. For HeartShare employees, it means more than going through the motions for program participants– it means actually caring about them and their well-being as they would for a loved one.
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.