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Laetitia, permanent member, and Luz - Summer 2008.

Heart’s Home in Brooklyn, NY

Heart’s Home started in the US in November 2003, with the founding of a first Missionary house in the Bronx, NY. We fol­lowed the intu­ition of Mother Teresa according to which New York was the city in greatest need of Compassion. On April 2008, we moved from the Bronx to Brooklyn, in Fort Greene Area.

The lone­li­ness in the neigh­bor­hood is great and so is the need for a com­pas­sionate pres­ence. Accordingly, our Heart’s Home com­mu­nity received a very warm wel­come from local orga­ni­za­tions and from people of the neigh­bor­hood. This loving pres­ence is com­ple­men­tary to many social ser­vices. We there­fore put in con­tact those in need with the local orga­ni­za­tions that provide the cor­re­sponding help and ser­vices.

Each member of the com­mu­nity lives this Mission in accor­dance with his/her per­sonal skills and gifts:

  • We visit homebound, elderly, disabled, sick people and women in shelter
  • We organize events aimed at the most lonely (retreats for main catholic feasts or parties for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New year’s Eve, Mother’s day...)
  • For the teenagers of our neighborhood, Heart’s Home runs every sunday a youth group program. We spend the day with them, sharing with them cultural, sport and social activities. At the end of the day, we often share discussion times, so that through both activities and reflection, Heart’s Home friendship with them may be truly educative.
  • We offer our services to local centers: the Bishop Mugavero Nursinghome, the Atlantis Rehabilitation and Residential Health Care Facility Center, a HeartShare Residence for disabled. Heart’s Home USA is also involved in after-school programs.

Heart's Home John Paul II, Spring 2009.

The new loca­tion in Brooklyn enables Heart’s Home reach out to new friends and bridge the gap between people from dif­ferent back­grounds.

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