New York City is a place of unbelieveable opportunity and wealth. But despite that, many children and families aren’t able to take advantage of it. They aren’t able to look up, take a breath and even contemplate what a brighter future could look like.
For 150 years, HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services has worked to equalize opportunities for those who need it most. We began and continue to exist because the need is local, real and urgent. Join us on our mission.
Belief is a powerful thing. When you have it, you can better evaluate your surroundings and take your own steps to propel yourself forward. Every day we strive to uncover potential, and unlock belief. It’s why we’re here.
Each child and family is different. They come with their own backstory, their unique set of roadblocks, and their individual set of needs. No matter their situation, we accept them.
Our history is rich, but we operate with an eye to the future. There’s much work to be done, and the need is not going to disappear. A dedication to realness, scrappiness, and authenticity drives the entire organization.
Data-driven, yet human, we evolve as new evidence appears. Confident in our process, but aware that tracking, iteration and improvement are requirements if we are going to continue to grow and expand our reach across the City.
We've had completely shift our operations in order to continue to reach our children and families.See the Steps We're Taking
Each child and family that comes through our doors has a completely unique set of circumstances. Our four core divisions work seamlessly together to provide the necessary type and shape of support:Foster Care & Preventive Services Integrated Health Services Residential & Housing Programs Youth Development & Community Programs
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Imagine feeling, from your earliest memory, that your soul was trapped in the wrong body. Imagine having a twin who felt the exact same way. Compounding your confusion and anxiety as an adult is the loss of your older sister and then the arrival of a horrific deadly virus that infects both you and your twin. Imagine fearing for your life, feeling like you’re at the end of your rope, wondering what to do next. Errol shares his story of healing and how his therapist, Mary, never left his side.
Imagine the excitement of being accepted to college. You’ll be the first person in your family ever to attend. It’s your lifelong dream, fulfilled. Imagine the thrill of starting classes, suffused with hope for a better future. And then imagine dropping out. Not because college was too hard. Not because you couldn’t cut it. But because you felt like your life was in jeopardy due to the color of your skin. Danny reminds us that with a little support, we call can overcome life’s most difficult moments.