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Permanency Pact Program:

HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services innovated its Permanency Pact Program to ensure that young people who have grown up in foster care do not have to navigate the challenges of young adulthood alone. Through the Permanency Pact Program, Benita Miller signed a lifelong commitment to Jasmine, a twenty-year old young woman. “No matter what it is…

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HSVS Junior Board Gives Back to Children and Families

Earlier this year, HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services (HSVS) established its Junior Board. By serving as ambassadors, fundraisers and volunteers, the founding 20 Junior Board Members are committed to fully investing in HSVS and its mission. Grace Barnard, a Marketing Associate for American Stock Transfer & Trust Company (AST), is one of the up-and-coming young professionals…

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HeartShare St. Vincent’s Connects Baby Boy to His Forever Home

“Quintin will always be in a home where he is loved,” said Brenda Hopkins smiling broadly. With support from HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services (HSVS), Brenda fostered and adopted Quintin, an energetic, sweet boy who is now two years old. Brenda has known Quintin for most of his young life. “Three days after he was born,…

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HeartShare Artists Thrive in the New York Arts Community

“You can tell they’re artists by how they engage with the work.” Rachel Lindsay, MoMA Educator Our artists with special needs have had several opportunities to engage with art. As a part of the ArtShare for HeartShare program, our individuals have created multimedia artworks, such as canvas paintings, collages and masks, which were displayed in…

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HeartShare Health Home Collaborates with Patients

“One of our greatest assets at Health Home is the expertise of the people on our team,” explained HeartShare Health Home Director Silvia Estrada. Health Home serves approximately 520 clients in the five boroughs with two or more chronic conditions, such as HIV/AIDS, diabetes, asthma or severe depression. The program was designed to reduce the…

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HeartShare Energy Receives National Recognition

HeartShare received the 2016 Victorine Q. Adams Excellence Award for its role in creating the largest network among utility companies, elected officials and community organizations nationally. The award is from the National Energy and Utility Affordability Coalition (NEUAC), an awareness-raising coalition for low-income energy consumers. As a recipient of this award, HeartShare also will sit…

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Man with Special Needs Earns Dream Job

Thirty-eight year old Donald Jean, a man with special needs, landed his dream job working as a greeter at Modell’s in downtown Brooklyn. “All I’ve ever wanted to do is work,” Donald shared. The job is an actualization of Donald’s expert knowledge and passion for sports, especially basketball, which he plays often. “This job is…

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HeartShare Helps Dreams Come True: Walter Goes to Disney

Walter Gregory, a man with special needs who attends HeartShare’s Brooklyn Day Habilitation Program, went to Disney this spring. During his week-long trip, Walter visited Disneyland Park, Medieval Times and Universal Studios. This trip is just one of the ways that HeartShare cultivates a family-like atmosphere and truly puts personal, individualized goals within reach. “I…

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