HEARTS TO NOURISH HOPE INC

Rating: 4.85 stars   27 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: 6030 Highway 85 Ste 310 Riverdale GA 30274 USA

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2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Hearts to Nourish Hope program without question provides a proactive approach to exposing the youth of Clayton County to work environments that they might not otherwise obtain. Gloria's Gifts Galore has had the pleasure of being a client of their program for the past two years now. The opportunity to provide work experiences and mentoring in a retail setting has been very rewarding to us. It's not every day that a cash strapped family owned business is given the opportunity to provide a job to two or more of our youth without suffering financial hardship in the process. The youth(s) that have worked for us have also been impressed with the workings and opportunities available to them should they choose to pursue a career in retail. We talk lot about the negative aspects of our youth but there is also the untapped positive that they possess that the Heart to Nourish Hope have provided to the community. Such programs should be supported to the fullest and allowed to not only continue but to flourish in our communities. If we do nothing else with our monies it should be to sponsor and provide financial support for this program (Hearts to Nourish Hope, Inc.). Hearts to Nourish provides a sound investment in the future of not only Clayton County but also Georgia and America as well.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

When an individual expresses a keen interest in returning to work for you come the summer then you have to feel that you and your business made a meaningful impact on them. The Hearts to Nourish made that impact possible. We provided one of our youth this past year with the opportunity to attend the Balloon University at the Atlanta Trade Center and he came away with ideas (and motivations) that he could use later in life if he were to choose a retail career.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Add more youths and young adults to the program.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have always been extremely impressed with how Hearts to Nourish Hope strives to open new doors to the young people in our community offering them new and exciting experiences. Not only do these young people learn new life skills through HTNH, they accomplish incredible personal growth and success in the process. This is one amazing organization and the community is most fortunate that it exists!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The young people at Hearts to Nourish Hope wrote, produced, directed, staged and filmed a short play as part of a grant they received.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes - this is a great non-profit organization!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hearts to Nourish Hope is an excellent non-profit organization with a rich history of doing great work in Clayton County Georgia. I have a personal experience with Hearts to Nourish Hope because I too have a non-profit organization (www.reach-teach.org). Our two organizations have collaborated on two educational workshops (College Admissions 101, Scholarship Money for College) within the last six months. We are scheduled to implent another educational workshop (ACT vs. SAT) in the month of March. Also, we are preparing to execute a Leadership Conference in the month of April. Hearts to Nourish Hope is a leader in the area because of their committment to the community. As a result, many people count on the organization for assistance on many levels. I strongly feel the organization can be strengthened if more financial support was provided. This assistance would allow Hearts to Nourish Hope to opportunity to be an even brighter beacon in the community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

two educational workshops, one in the future, along with an upcoming leadership conference.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make suport to provided more exposure

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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm the founder of an non-profit organization that serves low-income families in the Metro Area. I've had the privilege to work with the hearts to Nourish Organization for the past two years and I must say it has been such a blessing to do so.

Hearts to Nourish has gone above and beyond the call of duty in serving the children and youth with summer employment that allows them to gain experiences that will enrich their lives forever. It provide local businesses with workers that help the community thrive.

The Hearts staff are outstanding in preparing the children and youth for the task of serving their community in whatever position they are placed.

I believe the number of applicants the Hearts to Nourish staff processes and places in the business community is second to none.

For all of the service Hearts to Nourish provides to the community please afford them all of the consideration possible.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The youth that were employed with our organization. They gained valuable experience and a sense of accomplishment from getting paid for their job.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase the staff to serve more applicants.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

The Riverdale Police Department believes in the proactive work that Hearts to Nourish Hope provides to the seeking for a positive path youth of our Community. The particular group of seekers that Hearts to Nourish Hope excels with are typically familiar with law enforcement for negative reasons.

It has always been Debbie Anglin and her staffs' approach to work proactively with organizations that can offer help and well rounded training to each of their members. They have given us the opportunity to work with their members in a positive light. An opportunity to share our desire to be a positive force in their lives and not the negative.

Beyond the opportunity to be seen as a whole i.e. enforcer and protector they have included the Riverdale Police Department in several areas of personal prevention, i.e. Haunteen Reality and Self Protection for young ladies.

The Haunteen Reality was an experience open to the public to showcase the dangers and realities that may be associated with taking drugs, drinking, distracted driving, bullying, gang activity, etc. Members of the program made up the staff that brought the experience to life for the patrons.

In combination with Debbie's expertise in the field of self protection the Riverdale Police Department has taught classes to young ladies about their safety. Areas covered include personal safety as well as vehicle and home safety.

These programs and others are key to each members self preservation. They are also key to staying on the positive path.

Hearts to Nourish Hope is continuously forward moving and evolving. Thus the choice to open a transitional home for youth males ages 18-24 is in keeping with their mission.

We, as a Community, are fortunate to have Hearts to Nourish Hope. We, as a police department, are grateful to work with this organization and its members.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Working directly with Hearts to Nourish Hope I have seen the "ah ha" moments that the members have during preventative sessions.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

There are no changes I would make to the organization at this time.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

It has been my expereence that Hearts goes well above and beyond the norm to help youngsters. I have seen several instances that Hearts took the time to help young individuals that were cast aside by other organizations or county/state organizations. Hearts is nothing in short of amazing.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

that I have seen numerous students helped from the programs offered by this organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more of my time and money if I had it available to continue the amazing work they do.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

Hearts to Nourish Hope provides a very vital service in our community. The work with young people is outstanding. They serve the underserved population. They are good stewards of the funds they receive and stretch the funds as far as they can. They are respected in the community and I know if given more funds they can extend their exceptional services to more and in these times that is exactly what is needed. Over the summer the role they play in helping young people find employment helps both the students and the employers. I employed one of the summer students and it was a great experience for our organization and the student. I cannot say enough about the value that HTNH adds to our community. They provide vital services.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Yes

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get them more help and resources.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

Through the Summer work program, Hearts to Nourish Hope has helped many young men and women obtaining employment within the community. This program has enabled them to learn professional skills, life skills as well as team leader/group skills that will help them in the real world. My organization has also benefitted from the program by forming a partnership with Hearts to Nourish Hope. I hope they receive the 5000 reward.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The Summer Youth Program

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing

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Rating: 5 stars  

Client served in Hearts to Nourish Hope Food Pantry

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I think very good thing

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More thing for diabetic patient

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

through 211 number United Way

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

give me spirtually uplifting

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have done catering for several events that have been related to Hearts to Nourish Hope and to see the changes in the students, and the kids that work and help out at the facility over the time they spend there makes my heart feel good. Society and the kids are better because of the work that is done at Hearts. The fact that the kids learn responsibly and a work ethic will help them through out there life.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Working directly with the students and kids in a one on one relationship.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would expand the reach of Hearts to Nourish Hope so more kids have a better direction to go in with there life.

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