Programs

"The HeART of Food"

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A 300-hour ACF certification course for 

At-Risk individuals. 

 According to the Bureau of Justice, 76% of prisoners wind up behind bars again within five years. Education, training and  employment are three major keys for breaking the cycle. 

 Veterans often face invisible wounds of war, including traumatic brain injury and  post-traumatic stress disorder, all of which correlate with homelessness, which in turn correlates with hopelessness.


Giving hope is what this program is all about. A skill that will ensure a job will change lives!

Our Culinary Art Program teaches:

  • Teamwork
  • Healthy Food Practices
  • Safety
  • Builds Confidence and more

Students will graduate with: 

CCC Certification 

(Certified Chef De Cuisine)

Food Manager Certification

Chef Jacket & Hat

Set of Chef Knives 

Chef Jackson York, CEC, AAC is a certified ServSafe Food Manager instructor and Director of our Culinary Arts Program.


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"Garden Goodness"

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It is scientifically proven that gardening is especially successful for Veterans suffering from PTSD, depression and homelessness. Planting and cultivating a garden is a very healing process.  

As our garden grows,

participants get to eat what they grow 

which has powerful physical health benefits.

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Our "Garden Goodness" is also used in our Culinary Arts Program.


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We are also incorporating Aquaponics into our gardening program.

 

What are Aquaponics?

Aquaponics combines aquaculture – the raising of aquatic animals like fish – and  hydroponics, growing plants in water. In an aquaponics system, the water from a tank containing fish is pumped out and up into the roots of  growing plants above, supplying them with all the nutrients they need to  thrive. The plants in turn extract the nutrients, clean up the water,  and then return it to the fish tank in a seamless symbiotic relationship.


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"Love Notes"

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Research shows the benefits of music therapy for various mental health conditions, including depression, trauma, and schizophrenia (to name a few).  

Music acts as a medium for processing emotions, trauma, and grief—but music can also be utilized as a regulating or calming agent for anxiety. Recent research proves that music helps heal in many areas of the brain, including memory, pain reduction, stress relief, and brain injuries. Brain Issues include but are not limited to Strokes, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's. 

Our Music Programs include:

An hour of music therapy to Nursing Homes, Rehabilitation Centers, and Children's Care Facilities. 

Each Month we are at:

Truman W. Smith 

Children's Care Center

Gladewater, TX


"Sweet Strings"

This 10-week music program teaches children from low-income rural communities to play the ukulele and culminates in a live performance at a 

local event. 

Our House Band:

Relevant 

Sheri Booth (guitar & vocals) is healing from PTSD from childhood traumas, and domestic abuse issues.

Billy Keith Bucher (percussionist) has been diagnosed with Parkinson's.  When he is playing music, all his symptoms disappear.

Tommy Aduddell (guitar & vocals) suffered a stroke 5 years ago. Playing music helps rebuild memory and increases physical dexterity.


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"Day Trip-in"

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A full 6-hour day of creative activities on 11 rural acres in a safe, peaceful country setting. 

Activities Include:


  • Acrylic painting
  • Beading (Jewelry)
  • Journaling
  • Coloring
  • Music/Songwriting
  • Dancing
  • Storytelling
  • Creative Writing
  • Rest & Relaxation


Immersing yourself in a peaceful setting is healing all by itself.


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"Creative Minds"

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Sometimes words get stuck. Some of us, especially children, are unable to articulate their pain with words. It is scientifically proven that art & music  are powerful healing tools. Using art as expression has many health benefits.


ART HEALS


  • Visually deals with traumatic emotions
  • Lets us express things we cannot express in words
  • Is helpful in releasing emotions
  • Is a powerful therapeutic process
  • Allows us to know ourselves better
  • Enhances our lives and reduces stress
  • Is available to everyone

 

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"Act-Up"

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Besides being incredibly fun, theater helps people develop many of the skills necessary for success in today’s world. To name a few:
Self-Confidence:  Throughout the rehearsal and performance process, performers discover how to take creative and emotional risks and learn to trust  their abilities.
Literacy: Students increase reading and writing skills at their own pace by immersing themselves in  the story, reading and re-reading their scripts, memorizing their lines, and taking notes at rehearsal.
Communication:  During rehearsals, students learn how to articulate their thoughts and  questions and carefully listen to direction in order to improve their  performances. 

 

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Off Site Programs & Benefits

Sept 21, 2019

Joyful Inspiration Retreat

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Lakeview Methodist Conference Center in Palestine, TX

Event Details

Sept 21, 2019

Joyful Inspiration Retreat

HeARTS Found will be facilitating an art experience for this amazing organization for abused women & children. Details HERE

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Lakeview Methodist Conference Center in Palestine, TX

Sept 22, 2019

Melvine's Cancer Benefit

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Poke In Da Eye BBQ East Tyler

Event Details

Sept 22, 2019

Melvine's Cancer Benefit

HeARTS Found will be hosting the music stage for this very worthy cause. Melvine was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer with metastasis after  six days in the hospital. Long story short she has no insurance. Come out and show some love while listening to amazing music, and eat some award winning BBQ.

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Poke In Da Eye BBQ East Tyler

Sept 23, 2019

Music Therapy Hour

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Truman W. Smith Children's Care Center Gladewater, TX

Event Details

Sept 23, 2019

Music Therapy Hour

Sheri Booth, founder of HeARTS Found will be performing for the children for their Music Therapy Hour. This program is doing wonders for these beautiful children.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Truman W. Smith Children's Care Center Gladewater, TX

Sept 28, 2019

Morning Worship

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Palestine, TX

Event Details

Sept 28, 2019

Morning Worship

Sheri Booth, founder of HeARTS Found will be leading worship for the Pajama Party Event at Rock Bottom Ranch. A Recovery Home for women coming out of incarceration.

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Palestine, TX

Nov 4, 2019

Music Therapy Hour

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

2200 West Upshur Ave Gladewater, TX

Event Details

Nov 4, 2019

Music Therapy Hour

Sheri Booth, founder of HeARTS Found will be performing for the children at the  Truman W. Smith Children's Care Center for their Music Therapy Hour. Music is an amazing healing tool. Want to know how this program is affecting these children? Ask the staff. 

This is an amazing place. Your gift of time, toiletries and love will go a long way!

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

2200 West Upshur Ave Gladewater, TX

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