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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HeartShare Human Services of New York’s Safety Plans for the Re-Opening of Day Habilitation and Prevocational Programs

HeartShare Human Services of New York’s Safety Plans for the Re-Opening of Day Habilitation and Prevocational Programs adhere to all guidance from the NYS OPWDD (Office for People With Developmental Disabilities) and the New York State Department of Health (NYDOH).

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HeartShare Human Services of New York’s School Programs Reopening Plan

HeartShare Human Services of New York’s School Programs Reopening Plan adheres to all guidance from the New York State Education Department (NYSED), New York State Department of Health (NYDOH), and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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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

Supporting a Child With Autism in the Classroom

Supporting a Child With Autism in The Classroom By Lily Robinson –  Can you introduce yourself and tell us how long you’ve been here working with HeartShare?   CR: Hi, my name is Christina Rodriguez. I’ve been a Special Education Teacher in one of HeartShare’s Early Childhood Education programs since 2020.   Where did your desire to…

REFLECTING ON 2023

Reflecting on 2023 By Dawn Saffayeh –  Dear HeartShare Family, What a year 2023 was. We’re already sprinting into 2024, but I did want to stop and take a minute to reflect on this past year. I was so honored to step into this role of CEO January 2023. I’m so thankful for our staff,…

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TD Five Boro Bike Tour

On Sunday, May 5, 2024, 32,000 cyclists of all skill levels come from around the world to roll through every borough of New York City.

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