We work to create a network of programs and opportunities that help families meet their life goals. Explore what we do, and ways you can plug in by selecting one of the following:
The whole kid, the whole year. We provide access for 120 kids to attend camp every year and provide a DCF-licensed afterschool program for up to 40 children every school day. With community support we connect nearly 400 kids with needed school supplies, as well providing access to college workshops, tuition support, and tutoring opportunities.
Helping families avert crisis. Through resource and referral and direct services we are able to connect families in need with emergency food and shelter assistance, access to health care programs, and support for healing in areas of brokenness. Supportive program connections with Senior Friendship Centers, Harry Chapin Food Bank, CCMI and more provide a network of support to families in need.
Empowering individuals to develop economic self-sufficiency. Through English as a Second Language programs, Financial Peace classes, technical and career skills support, and Goodwill Industries JobLink partnership, we help create pathways to financial freedom.
Health and Wellness
Lifelong wellness for all. Through health advocacy, education and support programs, and direct access to medical care. In partnership with Lee County Volunteers in Medicine, Family Health Centers and Senior Friendship Centers we are working to open a free medical clinic to provide care to those in need. We work to provide education and advocacy to families, reducing the impact of chronic disease and building strong, healthy individuals.
Arts and Enrichment
Creating, communicating and exploring through the arts at all ages, and growing socially, emotionally, and physically strong kids. These programs provide connections to explore the cultural and expressive arts, and build community through the cultural arts. Through enriching classes and programs, children and adults will enjoy the benefits of access to the arts, including working as a team, expressing ideas in a positive way and seeing projects to completion.
Supporting the continued strengthening of the Harlem Heights community. with community support we provide Thanksgiving turkeys and all the fixin’s for over a thousand members of the community and Christmas presents for children in need; through community gatherings and violence prevention programs in partnership with the Harlem Heights Improvement Association, law enforcement agencies, and government advocacy organizations we seek to help build a safe, stable community. One of our ongoing events is called, 4ourth Friday’s which takes place on the 4ourth Friday of every month from March to October. Hundreds from the community are coming every month to enjoy food and games! They start at 5pm & end around 7:30pm.
The Heights Foundation is proud to be a Partner Agency of United Way of Lee Hendry and Glades, and serves as the lead agency for the Harlem Heights United Way House, providing community connections and a network of diverse resources. To connect with United Way directly, simply dial 211 locally or click here.
Your support and partnership make these programs possible. Support The Heights Foundation today.