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. Like us on Facebook!

Harborfest 2021, our only fundraiser of the year, is coming home to Bayboro! On Saturday evening, September 25, 2021, Harborfest will be held at our own newly renovated and recreated Safe Harbor Youth Center. Join us for a celebratory evening of music, dancing, fabulous food, and rousing live and silent auctions. To register for the evening, purchase a sponsorship, make a donation, or browse auction items, please click HERE.

Our new classroom complex is complete and our 2021 Summer Learning Program has just concluded in this facility. Located just behind our existing building, we now have six new large, quiet, calm, comfortable classrooms. Our goal is to provide struggling students the opportunity to begin the process of catching up and moving forward with academic, behavioral, and social skill building activities. With our new customized facility and a renewed focus on STEM and project based learning, we have a real shot at making solid progress like never before.

HeartWorks’ counseling program, StillWaters, is and has been open since the beginning of the pandemic.  Our licensed, therapeutic counselors have been providing mental health services via teletherapy and have recently re-opened the offices at 205 Main Street in Bayboro for (carefully controlled) face-to-face therapy when the client so desires. For referrals or information, please call 252-745-4510 or go to the “STILLWATERS COUNSELING” tab on this website and click the appropriate referral link.


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.

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 250 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.