Welcome To Heartworks

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.

Our 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.

Harborfest 2015, our largest ever fundraising event, was a smashing success! So much fun was had that we are doing it again this year. Harborfest 2016 occurs September 16-18, 2016. As a new feature, we have joined forces with the Oriental Dinghy Club to add the Oriental Cup Regatta to the roster for two days of action-packed activities and two nights of great music, delicious food and lively dance. Thank you to all who volunteered, all who sponsored, and all who participated in 2015. We need you again – please call or complete our Volunteer form on this website. River Dunes has again graciously agreed to host our event. What a spectacular venue for this celebration! Stay tuned here and on our facebook page for info on Harborfest 2016. Like us!

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.