Category Archives: Hearts & Homes events

BB&T’s “Coming Together” – A Casino Night! – February 25, 2017

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to roll the dice at TPC Potomac for BB&T’s “Coming Together” – A Casino Night! Join us for a night of entertainment, dancing, and networking as we celebrate Black History month and raise money for Hearts & Homes for Youth’s foster care program!

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BB&T’s “Coming Together” – Casino Night


Join us for “Coming Together” Casino Night hosted and organized by BB&T Market President and Hearts & Homes Board Chair Thomas Ransom to bring business and civic leaders together! Join us for great music by a live R&B band as we celebrate of Black History month and raise money and awareness for kids who are at-risk!

February 25, 2017
TPC Potomac
10000 Oaklyn Dr, Potomac, MD 20854

$150 per Individual Ticket

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Presented by BB&T Bank for the charitable benefit of
Hearts & Homes for Youth

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$5,000 – 20 tickets and program & website recognition

$2,500 – 10 tickets and program & website recognition

$1,500 – 6 tickets and program & website recognition

$2,500 Casino Sponsor – 4 tickets and program & website recognition

$2,500 Entertainment Sponsor – 4 tickets and program & website recognition

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Hearts & Homes featured on WJLA ABC 7!

Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 5.07.59 PMCheck out our CEO/President Chloe Perez on ABC 7 News – WJLA with Police Officer Oliver Janney and one of the young men in our care talking about the back to school picnic picnic we had today with the Montgomery County Police Department and Rockville City Police Department! The kids in our care had a great time!

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Every year, Hearts & Homes for Youth hosts a back to school picnic for the youth in our care with new backpacks and school supplies gifted to the youth by Social and Scientific Systems. This year, Hearts & Homes hosted the picnic with the Montgomery County Police Department and Rockville City Police Department in an effort to build positive relationships between the youth in our care and law enforcement. The event was a hit! The kids in our care had a great time talking, playing basketball, and eating great food with Montgomery County Police Officers, City of Rockville Police Officers, board members, and staff!

Hearts & Homes Day at the Park

i-PbwkLXP-XLOn Friday, July 8, from 6pm-10pm, Hearts & Homes for Youth will be the featured nonprofit of the night at the Bethesda Big Train vs. DC Grays baseball game! Get your tickets and join us for this great game!

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Proceeds from the event benefit Hearts & Homes for Youth, which provides quality residential and supportive services to over 150 children and teens who have experienced abuse, neglect, and trauma throughout the state of Maryland, to empower them to make brighter futures.

Second Annual Squisito’s Car Show

Mark your calendar for the Second Annual Squisito Car Show where we will see Italian, American, Japanese/Import, and European cars! There will be first, second, and third place trophies for each category voted for by spectators! It’s a family event so everyone is welcome! Lots of good folks, cars, fun, food, soft drinks, live DJ and music, awards, prizes and raffles! Fun for everyone!

2nd Annual Squisito Car Show
Burtonsville Crossing Shopping Center
November 5, 2016
10am – 3pm

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Training Workshop: Common Child Mental Health Disorders Experienced by Youth in the Child Welfare System

familyOn Wednesday, February 24, Dr. Geetha Gopalan will lead a Category I CEU training authorized by MD BSWE on “Common Child Mental Health Disorders Experienced by Youth in the Child Welfare System.” 2 Category I CEUs will be awarded.
The cost is $25, to register, please RSVP to Valerie Snogren
Geetha Gopalan, LCSW, Ph.D. received both her MSW, in 2006, and her Ph.D. in 2009, from the Columbia University School of Social Work in New York City. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work in Baltimore. Through the doctoral program, Dr. Gopalan focused on mental health service program development, implementation, and dissemination for inner-city, minority youth, and their families. Since her graduation from Columbia in 2009, she has participated in two NIMH-funded intervention research training institutes, the NIH Loan Repayment Program, and a three-year, NIMH-funded National Research Science Award Individual Post-Doctoral Fellowship.
Dr. Gopalan’s interests focus on family-level interventions to improve youth mental health and reduce youth risk behavior, particularly for families with intensive service involvement and extreme psychosocial needs (such as those involved in the child welfare system). She is currently the Principal Investigator of an NIMH-funded study to implement a Multiple Family Groups (MFG) intervention originally provided by advanced mental health practitioners (Masters or PhDs) to reduce child disruptive behavior difficulties, so that it can be delivered by caseworkers providing placement prevention services to child welfare involved families.
Dr. Gopalan’s training today will focus on common child mental health disorders manifested by children and youth involved in the child welfare system. Information will be presented on characteristic symptoms, assessment tools, and an overview of relevant evidence-based treatments for each disorder.


Share-A-Haircut – Feb. 1st and 2nd!

11222407_10154060717164746_6554481522931634159_nWe are excited to announce that Hair Cuttery is conducting its third annual Share-A-Haircut program to provide haircuts to youth in the care of Hearts & Homes for Youth! A fresh haircut can help our children and teens shine from within and feel more confident with a new style!

On February 1st and February 2nd every time a haircut is purchased at any Hair Cuttery salon, Hair Cuttery will donate a free haircut certificate to Hearts and Homes for Youth!

In 2015, Hair Cuttery donated 50,000 free haircut certificates to members of our communities! Let’s make it happen again!

Changing Lives on #GivingTuesday!

Please consider supporting Hearts & Homes for Youth’s Art Therapy program so we can expand our services to all of the youth in our care! Expressing oneself through art is a safe, effective and healthy way to deal with trauma and loss. develop and manage their behavior and feelings, reduce their stress and improve their self esteem.

For the teenage girls in our care at Mary’s Mount Group Home, who have experienced abuse, neglect and other trauma, art can be an extremely therapeutic activity. We have seen firsthand how effective it is to the youth’s overall well-being and for some, art therapy has been the integral component to their healing and recovery.

This is why we are asking for your help to fund #artforhearts, to enable us to expand our art therapy program to all of the youth in our care. Our youth are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to express themselves artistically! Donate $10, $25, $50 or more today to support Hearts & Homes for Youth’s art therapy program this holiday season! $25 would provide for one art therapy session for youth at a group home.


CPR Training Available!

imgresHearts & Homes for Youth will be offering Adult/Infant/Child CPR/First Aid training on the following dates for $50 per individual:

  • Date: Monday, December 7, 2015
  • Time: 1pm-3pm
  • Location: 3919 National Drive, Suite 400, Burtonsville, MD 20866
  • Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015
  • Time: 6pm-8pm
  • Location: 5550 Sterrett Place, Suite 200, Columbia, MD 21044

Please RSVP with Maureen Rodgers at or 443-864-5632.