Welcome To Heartworks

Harborfest 2016 and Oriental Cup Regatta 2016 have combined this year for three days of on-water and harbor side activities and two nights of great music, delicious food and lively dance at River Dunes on September 16-18. Please join HeartWorks and the Oriental Dinghy Club as we celebrate and raise much needed funds for HeartWorks programs and The Bill Harris Scholarship. Reservations for all events can be made on-line or by calling Laurie or Karen at 252-745-9703.

Thank you to all who volunteered, all who sponsored, and all who participated last year. We need you again – please call or complete our Volunteer form on this website. Stay tuned here and on our facebook page for info on Harborfest 2016. Like us!

HeartWorks is a 501©(3) nonprofit community service agency in Bayboro, North Carolina. Our mission is to address the underserved mental and physical health needs of youth and their families in Pamlico County and surrounding areas. Education is the cornerstone of our efforts. Nurturing is our method.

HeartWorks programming includes academic lessons, life skills development, the promotion of positive physical and mental health, and family advocacy. By providing children and their families with affordable and effective resources in these areas we at HeartWorks can achieve our overall goal of promoting a community that serves as the shelter of each other.

HeartWorks StillWaters counseling program provides individual and group help for children, students, and adults in and around Pamlico County. Confidentially offered at each public school, Arapahoe Charter School, and at HeartWorks StillWaters facility in Bayboro, this in-school and in-program counseling opportunity helps parents overcome the significant barrier of transporting a child to appointments and ensures that the students most in need of these services receive them.

Safe Start Academy is HeartWorks’ licensed five-star developmental daycare for preschool age children, one to five years old. Safe Start opened in March 2013, and provides inclusive, individualized programming from 6:00am to 6:00pm each week day. Safe Start welcomes children of all developmental abilities and focuses on encouraging each individual child to attain their own highest possible levels of achievement.

HeartWorks’ largest programs, our 21st Century Community Learning Center Afterschool and Summer Learning Programs, have grown in scope and volume so that we are now serving over 200 students each year.

Through HeartWorks family advocacy initiatives, we strive diligently to promote positive parenting skills, reduce violence and anger in family members, and involve parents/guardians in the daily activities of their children.

It is from the efforts and outreach of all of our programs that we hope to explore the dynamics of our most troubled families and provide the guidance and resources needed to stop the cycles of poverty, abuse, and violence. Thanks to consistent contact with parents and guardians and an increased number of family activities, we are seeing some positive results.