Where We Came From

‚ÄčIn 2002 a team of social service professionals with over 100 years of experience working with families and children came together (Foster Parents, Social Workers, Therapists, Mental Health providers). Driven by their passion by their passion to serve the community, dedicated to strengthening families and supporting children in out of home care. Heartbeat began by providing trainings on caring for foster children, at a time when the state foster care system was not proving any trainings for foster parents and being available for consultation and support. In 2006 Heartbeat formally became a non-profit business. In 2010 Heartbeat received its tax-exempt status. In 2012 Heartbeat began to receive support from grants. In 2013 Heartbeat provided their first Tribal revival cultural event for Native American children in foster care and expanded its board members to include a youth board and alumni of the foster care system.In 2002 a team of social service professionals with over 100 years of experience working with families and children came together (Foster Parents, Social Workers, Therapists, Mental Health providers). Driven by their passion by their passion to serve the community, dedicated to strengthening families and supporting children in out of home care. Heartbeat began by providing trainings on caring for foster children, at a time when the state foster care system was not proving any trainings for foster parents and being available for consultation and support. In 2006 Heartbeat formally became a non-profit business. In 2010 Heartbeat received its tax-exempt status. In 2012 Heartbeat began to receive support from grants. In 2013 Heartbeat provided their first Tribal revival cultural event for Native American children in foster care and expanded its board members to include a youth board and alumni of the foster care system.