Planting the Seed: An Interview with Booker about Implementing Power Source with Youth on Rikers Island

In 2008, The Lionheart Foundation began our biggest pilot of the Power Source Program with youth in the adolescent units on Rikers Island. We were fortunate to recruit several committed facilitators to implement the program and help us to evaluate the impact of the program on participants, one of whom was Leslie Booker.

An Update on The National Solitary Project

We recently announced the launch of our newest initiative: The National Solitary Project. Here’s an update on our progress so far.

A Special Thanks to Our Community of Volunteers!

At Lionheart we are deeply thankful for the support and generosity of volunteers and interns. They are an integral part of Lionheart’s ability to expand our impact and bring our trauma-informed programs and support to a growing number of organizations and individuals. Read more about the volunteers we have had this year!

UPDATED: Lionheart Expands Reach with Over 70 Houses of Healing Federal Purchases

An update on our Houses of Healing purchases as a result of the First Step Act: between June-September, Lionheart received a tremendous 71 Houses of Healing purchases from federal prisons nationwide!

The Impact of the Power Source Program

Laura McDonnell is the Founder and Executive Director of Next Steps Liaison Project, a non-profit dedicated to helping detained and court-involved youth get on a positive path after detention by first providing Social Emotional Learning (SEL) while inside Juvenile Hall, and later a bridge to tangible next steps upon release. Watch the video or read the transcript to learn more.

Lionheart Thanks Our UX Designers

At the Lionheart Foundation we are committed to expanding the reach and impact of our programs. Much of this work wouldn’t be possible without the dedication and expertise of incredibly talented volunteers. Today we’d like to thank Emilie and Marco.

Lionheart’s Stance on Solitary Confinement

Solitary confinement is defined as the physical isolation of incarcerated individuals, without meaningful human interaction, for 22-24 hours per day. In most places there is little to no effort to offer rehabilitative programming in solitary confinement. Lionheart wants to change that.

Guest Blog: A House of Healing Within the Walls of San Quentin

Read this guest blog from 2013, written by Susan Shannon, for the original Houses of Healing group. Also included in this post: Stories from Lifers.

Lionheart Expands Reach with Almost 60 Federal Prisons Purchasing the Houses of Healing Program!

Lionheart’s program for incarcerated adults, Houses of Healing, was recently featured in the Approved Programs Guide published by the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. Since that time, almost 60 federal prisons have purchased the Houses of Healing program! Check out this map that shows the breadth of our reach to these new prisons.

Why Choose EQ2 for Your Direct Care Workers?

Watch this video, or read the transcript, to learn about Matt’s decision to care for his direct care workers by implementing Lionheart’s EQ2 program.