Inspiring healing and growth through education


Creating connections that heal.

Our Programs

Heart-to-Heart seeks to empower incarcerated people, those at risk of incarceration or who were incarcerated, families, communities, and others seeking freedom from destructive habits and patterns, both inside and outside of correctional facilities. Our programs serve individuals in Boston, Southern New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Baltimore.

Our Mission: Heart-to-Heart brings life-changing education to people affected by incarceration and trauma, helping them to heal, thrive, and become the leaders they are called to be.

Correctional Facilities

Professional facilitators with extensive training in Nonviolent Communication, and meditation teach Heart-to-Heart classes in a number of locations.

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Heart-to-Heart helps parents, caregivers and educators who are called to be a healing presence in their families and communities raise thriving children. 

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Schools & Communities

Heart-to-Heart operates in Southern New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts, offering a variety of workshops, classes, and retreats.

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What We Do

Heart-to-Heart empowers men and women to live free and fruitful lives in correctional facilities and in other community settings. Our work builds on Dr. Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication and other sources. Strongly influenced by Gandhi, Dr. Rosenberg’s approach offers a powerful framework for understanding ourselves, empathizing with other people, and communicating in a way that acknowledges and cares about everyone’s needs.

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Leadership Volunteers

Take one or more of our workshops to grow the skills needed to do our work. Then help spread the knowledge in your own community/focus groups. Assist in connecting people and organizations to Heart-to-Heart’s educational programs.

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Support Volunteers

Help with fundraising events, community research, and community outreach (may involve cold calling returning citizens and/or caregivers of children who have an incarcerated family member in communities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Maryland/DC).

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Program Volunteers

Team members are needed to go into the Boston pre-release center weekly (or less) in Roslindale to listen, learn and grow in the community through our educational programs.

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