Hilma's Heart Community Organization, Inc.

Hilma’s Heart is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was developed in honor of our mother, Hilma. Hilma’s Heart is an organization dedicated to helping others navigate life, unpack from their pasts, develop an awareness of trans-generational trauma to promote trans-generational healing, while building confidence to unlock and navigate towards maximizing their full potential. 

Transgenerational trauma is when the experiences of parents affect the development of their children — and sometimes even their grandchildren. Also known as intergenerational trauma, it can show up biologically, socially, mentally, or emotionally.



Our mission is to partner with schools, community organizations, homeless shelters, and nonprofits to aid in impacting youth positively through mentorship. Mentors, Volunteers, and Community Partners serve as a village and provide guidance for youth and adults by engaging with them and serving as a support system to help them break away from things that can hinder their success or goals

Through this organization we can keep Hilma’s heart beating, continue to donate/serve at shelters, build people in the community, offer targeted workshops for youth, single parents, children in single parent homes, etc., and continue her legacy, share her light, while serving as a village for those in need.

"It takes a village to raise a child" and a village to help each other as we navigate life. We can't do life alone...whether it's a volunteer, family member, teacher, colleague, doctor, neighbor, friend, classmate, or a stranger, we all have the ability to positively influence beliefs, thoughts, and attitudes as a child grows up or impact someone who needs direction, regardless of age. No one is perfect, and as a community, we can choose to help each other or shed light in a dark area of someone's life"

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"Vaya con Dios"

"When you learn, teach...when you get, give."

-Maya Angelou

Hilma's grandchildren meant the world to her.

As a grandmother, Hilma played a huge role in the lives of her grandchildren. As with the patients she worked with in the pediatric unit, she always encouraged them to reflect and be cautious of their choices to avoid pitfalls. 

“In the absence of reflection, history often repeats itself… Research has clearly demonstrated that our children’s attachment to us will be influenced by what happened to us when we were young if we do not come to process and understand those experiences.”
-Dan Siegel

Having conversations and mentors can help with navigating life; especially as a young adult.