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

Podcast – College Support for Students with Disabilities

The Pioneers podcast convenes the world social change makers to share their knowledge, challenge our assumptions, and offer practical solutions for a more equitable future. The Pioneers podcast is hosted by HeartShare Human Services, a non-profit supporting and empowering marginalized New Yorkers since 1914. Today, we would like to talk about transition and counseling support…

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HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services “Slay Tre” Biggest Runway Show Yet

Nearly twenty participating models walked the runway at the sold out Slay Tre event on Thursday, June 7, 2018. The show features and benefits young people like Ericka, who grew up in foster care and remains on track to graduate college. (Manhattan, NY)—HeartShare Saint Vincent’s Services (HSVS) hosted its Third Annual Fashion Show or “Slay…

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