Heart Of Gold Helpers

To give neurodiverse young adults a place to feel accepted & supported while also encouraging decision making, dignity & respect through the following modalities: supported employment, volunteer opportunities & social engagement gatherings.  


Supported Employment: 

Paid opportunities at Pep Talk Packages that support each individual’s strengths & needs.  As of now we are in the beginning stages of this program & will be researching, networking & seeking out grant money to concretize this vision.   


Volunteer Opportunities: 

We seek to offer a wide variety of volunteer opportunities that will empower our Helpers to support the needs of their communities while also building a sense of dignity & ability to contribute towards the greater good.  


Such examples would include: 



These examples are just a few of the ways in which we would strive to build social engagement, community outing skills, travel safety training, money skills & communication skills just to name a few.  


Social Engagement Gatherings: 

In an effort to create opportunities for socialization, we’d like to create a “Heart of Gold Hangout” Night that would take place the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month at the Community Growth Center.  Activities would include crafts, movie nights, board games, yoga & wellness programs, outdoor meditation, and whatever else might speak to the interests of the participants. 

  • Helping with the Community Market

  • Making Meal Kits

  • Running Errands

  • Dropping off donations

  • Planting a garden 

  • Doing yard work

  • Minor repairs/painting

  • Shopping