The Heart & Hand Center provides art-mentoring programs to at-risk and homeless youth in the Denver area through off site programming. By collaborating with two homeless shelters and an elementary school, Heart & Hand’s art programs are able to reach approximately 45 children weekly, between the ages of 4 and 16.
Each week, the children are given a creative outlet to express themselves through a variety of art projects. Art has been proven to help with non-verbal and verbal expression as well as healing for children dealing with difficult life situations. Art mentoring sessions give the children growing up in a chaotic environment a chance to express themselves, work through their feelings, and connect with Heart & Hand Center volunteers, who can offer them some stability in an often unstable environment.
Samaritan House Homeless Shelter
The Samaritan House art mentoring program meets every Monday from 6:15-7:15pm. Each session, Heart & Hand volunteers complete an art project with homeless youth ages 7-14.
Father Ed Judy House
The Father Ed Judy art program meets each Tuesday from 6:30-7:30pm. Through this program, Heart & Hand is able to work with homeless youth ages 4-14.
Cole Arts and Science Academy
The Cole art program is held on Mondays after school, from 5-6pm. The Cole program reaches approximately 12 at-risk elementary school aged children weekly.
If you are interested in volunteering with Heart & Hand’s off site programs please download and complete our Volunteer Questionnaire and email Blaine Heydt at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment to discuss the program.