Category Archives: Hearts & Homes events

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 mrodgers@heartsandhomes.org or 443-864-5632.

Spreading MODness – Tuesday, November 24th – Sunday, November 29th!

MOD Pizza has chosen Hearts & Homes for Youth for their Spreading MODness campaign this year! From Tuesday, November 24th – Sunday, November 29th, the MOD Squad at the Columbia location (10000 Town Center Avenue, Columbia, MD 21044, 240-865-5607) will donate $1.00 for every MOD Pizza purchased during Thanksgiving Week!

On Black Friday, typically a day of spending, MOD is encouraging customers to give back and “add a buck” to their bill to double the donation and double the impact.

Spread the word – let’s make this a great week of giving!

MOD Pizza exists to inspire.  To inspire through their products, but also inspire through their actions.  In its third year, Spreading MODness 2015 is now an annual campaign.  Last year MOD Pizza raised over $40,000 for at-risk youth and families in the communities MOD serves.  This year they hope to triple that amount by using the power of our MOD Squad and the partner charity, combined with the power of giving, to create a truly inspirational campaign that not only helps those in need in our communities, but feeds the souls of all MODsters and hopefully inspires others!

Hearts & Homes Thanksgiving drive begins with 52 turkeys

Picture12Hearts & Homes for Youth has kicked-off our annual Thanksgiving Drive in Maryland with a generous donation of 40 turkeys from Reid Temple and 12 turkeys from Joe McDevitt of McDevitt and Sons Plumbing and Heating, the first significant step in providing healthy and nutritious holiday meals for all of the youth in our care. Hearts & Homes also received cash donations from two supporters to purchase additional turkeys.

The turkey donation marks the third consecutive year that Reid Temple has donated turkeys to the annual drive. The Reid Temple delivery of 40 frozen turkeys will take place toward the end of the month.

There are numerous ways to contribute to the Thanksgiving Drive:

» Drop-off food: Healthy and nutritious food drop-offs can be made at Hearts & Homes for Youth 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.

» Give online: Individuals can also donate funds electronically at https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=e0f522

The deadline for turkey, chicken, and food donations is Nov. 20. Early donations ensure the Hearts & Homes for Youth can distribute the food to our youth and foster families in time for Thanksgiving.

Hearts & Homes is located at 3919 National Drive, Suite 400, Burtonsville, MD 20866

For more information or to volunteer during the Thanksgiving Drive, please visit Hearts & Homes at heartsandhomes.org or call 301-679-1397.

Upcoming events!

12091175_10153709759127112_6771414954476513325_oWe have a number of upcoming events and opportunities to come out and have a good time and support Hearts & Homes for Youth! Check them out below!

November 9 – Hearts & Homes for Youth Spirit Night @ Buffalo Wild Wings in Columbia 

November 14 – Boss Up Your Brains, Body & Beauty @ Hearts & Homes in Burtonsville

November 24 – 29 – Spreading MODness @ MOD Pizza in Columbia

WE HAVE FUNDRAISING EVENTS AT FOUR LOCATIONS ON DECEMBER 2!!!

December 2 – Hearts & Homes Spirit Night @ Buffalo Wild Wings in Laurel, Bowie AND College Park, 5pm-9pm! ALL proceeds go to Hearts & Homes!

December 2 – Hearts & Homes Fundraiser @ Jailbreak Brewery in Laurel

December 3 – Action Civics Workshop @ Hearts and Homes Jumpstart Group Home

December 4 – Training Workshop – Attachment Disorder @ Hearts & Homes in Burtonsville

December 9 – Hearts & Homes Spirit Night @ Buffalo Wild Wings in Laurel

Save the Date: Training Workshop – Attachment Disorders

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Incorporating a Family Systems Perspective into Work with Adolescents with Compromised Attachment Histories”

Randall O’Toole, LCSW-C

Friday, December 4, 2015
9:30am – 12:30pm

3 category 1 CEU’s awarded

Cost: $50.00

Hearts & Homes for Youth is authorized by MD BSWE for Category I CEU training

RSVP:
vsnogren@heartsandhomes.org

3919 National Drive, Suite 400
Burtonsville, MD 20866
Ph: 301-589-8444
www.heartsandhomes.org

This training will explore concepts from various family therapy perspectives and their usefulness in working with clients with attachment difficulties. Mr. O’Toole is a clinical consultant and adjunct professor in the Masters of Social Work program at Catholic University and George Mason University.

As a foundation for this training, the concept of attachment disorder will be presented along with the various ways our clients can deviate from a healthy attachment pattern and what this looks like in treatment. Emphasis will be placed on how an attachment difficulty presents in a relationship as well as strategies and techniques that practitioners can use to respond which promote healthy attachment behaviors with clients.

Many of the classic family therapy models – to include Bowenian Systems, Structural, and Strategic family therapies – were not developed with attachment disorder in mind per se and tend to focus on systems issues as opposed to individual attachment dynamics. However, concepts from these models can be very useful in understanding how attachment issues may impact a system. A particular Strategic / Structural approach will be explored to teach participants how to promote a more healthy relational experience for teens with attachment difficulties. Additionally, the idea of preserving and promoting a healthy emotional climate in a system will be emphasized in work with clients with attachment difficulties.

This training will be a combination of PowerPoint presentation, interactive discussion, and hands on activities designed to illustrate the concepts.

Join us in Spreading MODness!

SpreadingMODness2015_1080x1080MOD Pizza has chosen Hearts & Homes for Youth for their Spreading MODness campaign this year. From Tuesday, November 24th – Sunday, November 29, the MOD Squad at the Columbia location (10000 Town Center Avenue, Columbia, MD 21044, 240-865-5607) will donate $1.00 for every MOD Pizza purchased during Thanksgiving Week!

On Black Friday, typically a day of spending, MOD is encouraging customers to give back and “add a buck” to their bill to double the donation and double the impact.

Spread the word – let’s make this a great week of giving!

MOD Pizza exists to inspire.  To inspire through their products, but also inspire through their actions.  In its third year, Spreading MODness 2015 is now an annual campaign.  Last year MOD Pizza raised over $40,000 for at-risk youth and families in the communities MOD serves.  This year they hope to triple that amount by using the power of our MOD Squad and the partner charity, combined with the power of giving, to create a truly inspirational campaign that not only helps those in need in our communities, but feeds the souls of all MODsters and hopefully inspires others.

Illuminating Futures at HONORS 2015!

HONORS 2015 was an incredible night at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, with our family, friends, and supporters! We enjoyed wonderful and music with wonderful company! We enjoyed recognizing Rob Chasteen-Scheer, Markita Bryant, Sgt. David Jenks, Board Member Alan Schulman, and Staff Rhonda Outen for their extraordinary contributions to the youth in our care and our organization.  Check out the Step & Repeat pictures from the special night!