Programs and Services

Working in partnership with homeless mothers and their children, Hearts of Gold helps them create positive, sustainable change in their lives under three umbrella objectives: Stabilize, Support, and Sustain.

 

We engage with the moms and kids we serve to help them gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to be able to transition out of the shelter system and become fully independent and productive members of society.

Our programs include our HoG (FSU), Fresh Start University Workforce Development Program, which provides on the job training at our resale store The Thrifty Hog, and scholarships to support higher educational opportunities for moms.

 

For the children, we provide private and semi-private tutoring at our HoG Learning Center, which includes building skills associated with STEAM disciplines (Science,Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) as well as summer camp experiences through (S.T.E.P.), our Summer Teen Enrichment Program.

 

Our services include: Fresh Start Bags, Baby Shower in a Bag, an Annual Back To School Backpack Giveaway and an Annual Christmas Coat Giveaway.

33,720

Lives positively impacted

since 1994.

$258,000+

Spent to equip our school-aged kids with backpacks filled with grade appropriate school supplies. 

400+

"Fresh Start" bags annually given to moms entering or leaving shelter life.

Impact

Hearts of Gold accomplishes its mission in partnership with its “adopted” shelters. We have a close collaborative relationship with each shelter—in particular with their respective directors—who identify the mothers and children most in need.

 

Because the work we do is beyond the shelters’ operational scope, our work is of critical importance not only to the moms and kids we serve, but also to the overburdened shelters themselves. 

 

Stabilize

The impact of homelessness is profound: our moms feel anger, self-blame, sadness, fear, hopelessness—and their children often bear the brunt of these emotions.

To help navigate this trauma, we provide a variety of basic supplies upon first engagement: MetroCards (for work, school & tutoring travel), food & groceries, clothing, furniture, school supplies and much more.

Support

Our moms need—but often lack—the basic life skills that help deal with the challenges of their personal, educational or professional lives.

We run a number of programs to support these families' growth, and to help them recognize and break self-defeating habits: financial literacy courses; parenting skills workshops; a summer enrichment camp for our teens; and more.

Sustain

Finally, we offer a suite of programs designed to create sustainable change for our moms and kids.

For moms, this means completing
the curriculum of our HoG Fresh Start University (FSU) at our retail store The Thrifty HoG, job interview workshops (coming soon) and consulting on
work appropriate wardrobe.

For kids, we have our Learning Center, offering free tutoring, meals & educational trips 6 days a week.

Meet The Hearts of Gold Moms

Press

For media inquiries, please contact:

Allison Hayden

EmailAllison@mulberryandastor.com

Phone: 484-433-2927

Watch the Today Show's

Feature on Hearts of Gold!
May 07, 2014 | NBC’S TODAY SHOW

Hearts of Gold Run/Walk 2017

For Kids on NY 1
June 14, 2014 | NY 1

Taking the Time to Give

Nov. 25, 2015 | Epoch Times

Deborah Koenigsberger
Has a Heart of Gold

Oct. 10, 2013 | The Huffington Post

Bill Cunningham's Evening

Hours Frost & Glitter
Nov. 25, 2012 | The New York Times

 

The Smart Cookie Award

Winner: Deborah

Sept. 25, 2012 | Youtube

 

Financials

IRS990

Hearts of Gold is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Please click here for our 501(c)(3) IRS determination letter.

11 West 25th Street New York, NY 10010   |   212. 206. 1461   |   © Hearts of Gold

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