Frequently Asked Questions
What is HOH? Who does HOH help?
House of Hearts, Inc. 501(c)3 non-profit organization focusing on the needs of pregnant teens and young mothers. We provide a safe environment and comprehensive program of change. Our goal is to empower our young women and provide them the needed tools for a better life.
What is HOH's mission?
HOH's mission is to provide resources within our community to strengthen motherhood by offering services to pregnant teens and young mothers that enhance, develop, and create exceptional outcomes.
What does the program include?
Heart to Heart is comprised of weekly one-hour peer group sessions where young mothers and fathers have separate groups to discuss with volunteer peer leaders and life coaches such as Theresa Murphy, Rita Woodard, Kelley Doyle-Snyder and Jessica Craig the everyday challenges of parenthood.
Mommy Me Time focuses on the mental well being of the moms by offering weekly one hour enrichment classes by Queens University students who will guide our mothers throughs Music-Drum Circle which is a form of therapy that provides our young mothers a way to alleviate stress and Art which is a form of expression and helps in coping with situations that may be difficult to discuss.
Our fitness classes held by Cathy Bennett a certified personal trainer since 2001. Our young mothers will be provided the appropiate level of physical fitness to help not only encourage a healthy and fit way of life but to provide a form of therapy by relieving stress and aiding in one's overall confidence in themselves. Our Yoga class is held by Kelley Doyle-Snyder who is a registered Yoga teacher, Kelley teaches yoga and meditation.
Healthy Homes, Happy Homes fosters the ability of young mothers to create an environment where they and their children are safe through parenting classes provided with the assistance of Angel House Maternity Home.
Our Financial Literacy classes are held by Kelvin Fernandez a graduate of Finance; who along with other financial volunteers will teach our mothers how to manage money and build credit.
House of Hearts Holistic Nutritional Cooking classes are held by Sarah Steward a Registered Holistic Nutritionist who focuses on healthy eating, positive living with a focus on nutrition, not just of the physical body but of the mind and spirit.
Helping Hearts is comprised of one-hour weekly tutoring sessions offered by House of Hearts and Queens University students.
Who can I contact if I have questions about HOH's program?
How do I qualify?
Pregnant and between the ages of 13-24.
Have a child younger than 5.
Referred to HOH by another organization, social service, or school.
What is the class schedule, and how long does it take to complete the program?
Mothers will meet with HOH staff to create a schedule based on individual needs. The completion of the program is based on the mothers’ need and ability and can range from six months to a year.
What if I need services that HOH does not offer?
Takes a Village is a network of community organizations and programs to which House of Hearts will refer the young women. For Pre and Post natal services HOH will refer to Care Ring which empowers first-time mothers living in poverty to successfully change their lives and the lives of their children through evidence-based nurse home visiting. House of Hearts, Inc. will also refer for alcohol and drug prevention, career and education resources, mental health counseling and childcare assistance.
If I leave the program before completion, will I be permitted to come back?
There may be various reasons why a mother has to leave the program early (family emergencies, giving birth, death in family, etc.) If a mother has completed half or more of the program, she will be reevaluated for possible reentry.
How can I volunteer for HOH?
If you have an interest in volunteering with HOH fill out the information on our contact page, call 704-412-4007 , or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information.
How can I make a donation?
Please send donations payable to House of Hearts, Inc. to PO BOX 11144 Charlotte, NC 28220, or go to the Donate link on our website.
Who are HOH's partners?
"Safe Journey is a program of Communities In Schools (CIS)" provides comprehensive case management services for approximately 20 teenage mothers within each of the following Charlotte-Mecklenburg high schools: Vance, West Charlotte, Waddell and Hawthorne High Schools; and up to 5 participants enrolled in designated feeder sites, including Garinger, Independence, Phillip O. Berry, West Mecklenburg, Olympic, and the Performance Learning Center.
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a program through Care Ring" empowers first-time mothers living in poverty to successfully change their lives and the lives of their children through evidence-based nurse home visiting. Care Ring also assist in the case management of Pre and post natal care and Medicaid.
Queens Univerity of Charlotte" provides transformative educational experiences that nurture intellectual curiosity, promote global understanding, encourage ethical living, and prepare individuals for purposeful and fulfilling lives.
Angel House Maternity Home" dedicated to helping displaced pregnant adolescent and adult women in crisis realize their dreams by providing safe housing, education, comprehensive health care, personal growth and counseling. Angel House will provide a humane environment, in order to help enhance the self-image of its clients and to preserve their dignity.
"Turning Point Academy" redirects student behavior through positive programs that provide rigor, relevance and relationships geared towards building self-esteem, responsibility, leadership, community service and academics.