The Power of Human Potential

HeartShare and its Family of Services believe in the power of human potential. We empower with education, housing, employment, health care, counseling and personalized supports.

About HeartShare

HeartShare Human Services of New York nurtures and empowers children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorders, through education, life skills and vocational training, employment, residential, case management, recreational, individual and family supports, and health care services. HeartShare affiliates include The HeartShare School, which offers quality education and therapies to children with autism, HeartShare Wellness, which provides therapies and counseling, as well as case management to those with developmental disabilities and people with chronic conditions, and HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services (HSVS), which supports children, adults and families living in crisis due to experiences with poverty. Since its founding in 1914, HeartShare has expanded its reach to over 100 program sites in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, as well as to 60 of the 62 New York counties through energy grants to low-income families. HeartShare is proud that 90% of all revenue goes directly to its programs and services. HeartShare is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children and is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity.


The sense of compassion shared within the HeartShare community is unsurpassed. HeartShare’s core values drive the dedication, professionalism and love of the individuals we serve. HeartShare employees give of themselves every day to help and encourage those who are in need.

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In 1914, we opened our doors as the Catholic Guardian Society of Brooklyn and Queens to help 5,000 orphaned teens find housing and jobs. Throughout the years, HeartShare established and continued to expand its diverse programs to respond to the needs of the New York community.

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Our Board of Directors has corporate savvy for innovative strategic planning and fundraising. Our Executive Leadership has decades of program expertise to respond with precision and compassion to the needs of the community. Together, this dynamic, dedicated leadership team keeps HeartShare fiscally and programmatically strong.

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HeartShare’s response to the needs of the New York community would not be possible without its government partners. HeartShare and its Family of Services also depend on the dedication of countless businesses, schools and non-profit organizations.

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