Our Culinary Arts Program is a 300-hour ACF certification course for
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, emotional trauma which leads to post-traumatic stress disorder, all of which can 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:
Students will graduate with:
(Certified Chef De Cuisine)
Food Manager Certification
Chef Jacket & Hat
Set of Chef Knives
Director of our Culinary Arts Program:
Chef Jackson York, CEC, AAC is certified with ACF (American Culinary Federation) and is also a certified ServSafe Food Manager Instructor.
Tuition $3000 per student
This Art Session includes all materials for a 2 ½ hour acrylic painting session. HeARTS Found provides the facilitator, canvas, paints, brushes and all supplies necessary for an amazing art experience. Participants will be able to take home their own artwork.
Art is an amazing catalyst for healing the hurting. This session allows our participants to express themselves in a safe way in a non-judgmental environment.
Sometimes words get stuck. Some of us, especially children, are unable to articulate their pain with words. Studies show that art & music are powerful healing tools.
Using art as expression has many health benefits. Some include:
2 ½ Hour Session
10 participants $500
Private Sessions $65
Our Gardening Program is designed especially with our Veterans in mind. Gardening has been proven scientifically to release emotional grief simply by digging in the dirt. Cultivating and growing food and flowers has many other benefits as well. There is scientific evidence that gardening is especially successful for individuals suffering from PTSD, depression and homelessness.
Our clients get to partake in the fresh veggies and herbs they grow which has powerful physical health benefits.
Our "Garden Goodness" is also used in our Culinary Arts Program.
In-Kind Gifts welcome
Our wish list:
(Brush hog, Tiller, Front Loader)
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All Day Art & Music Experience
Participants will be immersed in an a full 6-hour day of creative activities.
HeARTS Found furnishes the facilitators and supplies. Activities can be tailored to the group or individuals preferences.
Limited to 12 participants per day.
Our Music Programs include:
An hour of music therapy to Nursing Homes, Rehabilitation Centers, and Children's Care Facilities.
Each Month we are at:
Children's Care Center
Research shows the benefits of music therapy for various mental health conditions, including PTSD, depression, and brain trauma, (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, and stress relief. Music therapy is proving to be a successful treatment for victims of Strokes, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's.
$100 per hour session pays our musicians for their time & gasoline.
Photos: The beautiful Staff & Children at Truman W. Smith
Children's Care Center
We are currently in development stages of our Theatrical Program. 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.
In-Kind Gifts welcome
Our Wish List:
We provide a transformative experience through a 12-month paid post-release internship program for young men and women coming out of juvenile facilities. They rotate through all aspects of the restaurant, focusing on life and social skills, coaching and development.
Homeboy Industries provides hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community.