Welcome to Lionheart’s first blog!

Welcome to The Lionheart Foundation blog! We hope to use this space as a platform to open up a dialogue with our donors, professional peers, volunteers and supporters, to share information about Lionheart programs and resources, and highlight important issues related to our mission. Feel free to join the conversation, share our posts with your networks, and leave us your feedback.

2012 was Lionheart’s 20th Anniversary.  My heart is filled with gratitude as I reflect on our past work and look forward to implementing the projects planned for the  future. In 1992, the book Houses of Healing was just an idea. With hard work and generous help from our supporters, we have come a very, very long way.

Lionheart has created three acclaimed social-emotional literacy curricula comprised of 18 resources (books, facilitator manuals, and videos). We have distributed more than 340,000 of these resources, conducted trainings for more than 2800 professionals, and tens of thousands of lives have been redirected and transformed.

Incarcerated men and women have discovered that prison can be a place to heal from violence and addiction; highly at-risk youth are taking charge of their lives and discovering a more hopeful future; and a new generation of babies, those most at risk for being abused, are being given a gentler, more loving and promising start.

With a stable and dedicated staff and our generous supporters, Lionheart has become a beacon of light in many very dark places for the past 20 years – and I can’t help but think that this is still just the beginning in the overall impact our work will ultimately have for hundreds of thousands of individuals.

Thanks for your interest in Lionheart!

Robin Casarjian