Our Helping Hearts Program is designed for children who cannot be in a regular school setting due to illness, hospitalization, or behavioral or emotional issues.
When your child is referred to the Helping Hearts Program, our team will work to contract with your school board to cover all services. Your child will receive top-quality psycho-educational services, including counseling, tutoring, testing and individually-tailored plans, without any out-of-pocket expenses to you! Our tutors will meet with your child in a location that is convenient for you. We will handle all the school board negotiations, and paperwork, and ensure that your child is well on the way to academic success.
Children Affected by Illness
Illnesses are devastating enough for a child, without the added stress of falling behind in school work. Helping Hearts is designed to maintain a sense of scholastic normalcy at a time when children are faced with uncertainty and fear.
We are especially proud of our work with the forgotten needs of children who are affected both directly and indirectly, by illness. Helping Hearts is designed to ensure that children who are out of school, due to their own terminal or chronic illness or that of a sibling or parent, are able to stay on course.
To accomplish this, we work with the child’s school district and teachers to enable children who would otherwise fall through the educational cracks to stay on top of their work. In addition to providing in-home tutors, we are also able to provide tutors directly to hospitals, and at the Ronald McDonald House.
Depending on the length of time the child is out of school, we will either follow the provided curriculum or devise our own. Thus, when the child is ready to return to school, he or she is able to go back with minimal scholastic interruptions. Through a case-managed program of tutoring, psycho-educational testing, and counseling, Helping Hearts offers children a respite from fear and a sense of accomplishment.
Our successes are measured by the smiling faces, hugs, and cards from our students and parents, and the knowledge that we have done something to lessen the sting of illness.
Children with Behavioral or Emotional Issues
Children who cannot be in school due to psycho-emotional difficulties can receive special services from our Helping Hearts program at no cost to parents.
Here is how it works:
We will negotiate a contract with your school board to cover the necessary costs
We will meet with you and your child to determine your child's needs
Our expert psychologists will assess your child and administer appropriate tests so that we can effectively tailor our services to help your child
We will write a comprehensive plan for your child, with the goal of successfully meeting his/ her academic, cognitive and emotional needs
Parents and teachers are always involved in the educational process, we can help with at-home issues as well
Is Your Child Out of School?
Whether for medical reasons, or emotional/ educational issues, being out of school can be overwhelming. Moreover, alternative educational solutions can be costly, and who needs more financial pressure, when the pressure load is already crushing?
The Helping Hearts Program is the answer. We provide tutoring at home or in hospital settings, psycho-educational testing and counseling to children of all ages. By working with your child’s school board directly, we negotiate for funding while we service your child in the best way possible. Your will receive services free of charge.
We know the difficulties that parents face. From the stresses and fears of illness and hospitalization, to the challenges of suspension or expulsion due to behavioral/ emotional or academic issues, we know that you may be feeling overwhelmed.
Let us help. Just give us a call and we’ll arrange for your child to begin learning immediately.